These guidelines for rail system safety program plans are intended to provide an operational rail transit system with the basic criteria for developing a safety program plan. They identify all the elements that should be considered in a system-wide approach to safety. These content guidelines for rail system safety program plans were developed and represent the combined effort of all heavy rail systems in the U.S. as well as a consensus of these rail systems for an effective safety plan. They are not inflexible standards for a safety plan, but are meant to be a guide to ensure that all essential elements are covered in a transit system's safety program and that the plan is implemented in a most efficient manner. In general, this report discusses the safety philosophy of the transit authority, the purpose and scope of the safety plan, near and long term goals and objectives, and the authority for making this happen. Other areas addressed in this report are: System Description; System Safety Management; System Safety Program: Methodology and Tasks; and System Safety Program: Implementation and Maintenance. The Appendices provide examples of the type of supplementary information that could be included in the plan as well as the proper ordering of the reference materials. This document is available through an inter-library loan arrangement with any one of the six libraries cooperating with UMTRIS in document services.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Public Transit Association

    1225 Connecticut Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20036

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 1979-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 43 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00394469
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-DC-06-0123
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-UT-60061
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 31 1985 12:00AM