Transit Rail System Safety

Learn basic rail system safety and safety management systems (SMS) principles, as well as the required elements of MAP-21 rule making and the State Safety Oversight Rule 49 CFR Part 659. Study hazard analysis and its implementation throughout the system life cycle, from planning and design, through construction, implementation of revenue service, and disposition. Explore system safety in the acquisition and operations phases, safety certification program, certifiable items list, security, and emergency response.

  • Prerequisite: Not Listed
  • Training Duration: 31 hours and 30 minutes
  • Training Resources: Pretest, classroom exercises, final exam


Transportation Safety Institute

Transit Type


Target Audience

ASP developers, Administrators and implementers, Transit Auditors, Rail Transit Safety Managers, Transit Executive Managers, Risk Managers, Human Resource Managers, SSO Personnel, Design Engineers/Architects, Operations Supervisors, Facility Managers, Construction Contractors, Transit Consultants, Federal Safety Personnel, State Safety Personnel, State Safety Oversight Reps, Rail Safety Supervisors, Equipment Maintenance Managers, Equipment Maintenance Supervisors, Procurement Specialists, Security Managers, Front-line employees, Construction Managers, Contract Managers.

Learning Objectives

  • Safety Management Systems (SMS)
  • Program management
  • Program standard development
  • Oversight of rail transit agency internal safety and security reviews
  • Oversight agency safety and security review
  • Incident notification
  • Investigations
  • Corrective Action Plans
  • Agency Safety Plan: administrative, hazards/modifications/certification, data analysis/investigations, emergency management, management of the ASP, regulatory requirements, and procurement

Assessment of Learner Performance

Final exam

Delivery Method

Instructor-led Training

Point of Contact

Jamie McAlvain



Restrictions for Use

Not Listed



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