The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is hosting a webinar to discuss the launch of a National Online Dialogue to address preventing and mitigating assaults on transit workers. The June 15 webinar will serve as a brief introduction to the National Online Dialogue to help interested individuals navigate the conversation, and will provide an overview of some of the topics to be discussed. The feedback received during the dialogue will help shape best practice risk control strategies that will be mandated as part of the Transit Worker Assault Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM).
FTA plans to issue the NPRM on Transit Worker Assaults in accordance with a requirement in the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act to establish “rail and bus safety standards, practices, or protocols” for “protecting rail and bus operators from the risk of assault.” Both the dialogue and the webinar will be open to the public, but FTA anticipates significant interest and encourages participation from unions, transit employees, state Departments of Transportation and State Safety Oversight Agencies.
Register for the webinar: 1 p.m. EDT Wednesday, June 15