The goal of this course is to help transit professionals from urban transit agencies that are beneficiaries of the Urbanized Area Formula Funding program (Section 5307) of the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) understand the requirements for reporting safety and security data to the FTA. These agencies report their safety and security data using the online reporting tool that is part of FTA’s National Transit Database (NTD) program.
The focus of this course is the reporting of safety and security data for rail modes. NTI offers a separate course that addresses the reporting of safety and security data for non-rail modes.
The important topics covered in this course include:
- “Who” is required to report,
- The thresholds for reporting safety and security events for rail modes,
- The data reporting requirements for reporting major and non-major safety and security events, and
- How the NTD annual reporting website is designed for entering and submitting safety and security data.
This course is intended for transit professionals whose responsibilities include safety and security functions related to the NTD reporting such as data collection and statistical compilation. This is an introductory level course and is geared for safety and security professionals who have little or no experience using the NTD reporting system. The course also may be helpful to more experienced safety and security professionals who would like a review of NTD reporting policies.
Please note that safety and security reporting for non-rail modes is not covered in this course. NTI offers a separate course that addresses the reporting of safety and security data for non-rail modes.