Quality Management System Guidelines

The Quality Management System Guidelines were first published in 1992, and subsequently updated in 2002, as the Quality Assurance and Quality Control Guidelines. This constitutes the second update to the original document. These Quality Management System Guidelines are for Federal Transit Administration (FTA) grantees that are undertaking design, construction, or equipment acquisition programs. They may also be used as a guideline for grantees in establishing a Quality Management System (QMS) related to their Operations and Maintenance (O&M) programs. FTA requires grantees undertaking major capital programs to prepare a Project Management Plan (PMP), which includes a Quality Plan. The Quality Plan should be developed in concert with the PMP. Even for smaller projects, a Quality Plan can be a useful management tool for developing and specifying activities to ensure project quality. For grantees undertaking multiple projects, the development of a Project Quality Plan should be an outgrowth of a functioning QMS. A comprehensive QMS is comprised of a written quality policy, quality plan, written procedures, and support from both management personnel and other staff.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; Bibliography; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 203p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01672042
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FTA-PA-27-5194-12.1
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 14 2018 9:01AM