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State Safety Oversight (SSO)
ODOT Rail Transit Safety and Security Oversight Program



Federal legislation requires each state to have and implement a State Safety and Security Oversight program for its rail transit systems. The ODOT Rail Transit Safety and Security Oversight Program fulfills this requirement. ODOT's Rail Transit Safety and Security Oversight Program Standard (SSOPS) describes the program and defines the respective roles and responsibilities of ODOT, transit agencies and the FTA in its implementation.

Cincinnati StreetcarCincinnati Streetcar

The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (GCRTA) operates a rail transit system (Rapid Transit). The oldest portion of this system has been in operation since 1913. The Cincinnati Streetcar, a joint project of the City of Cincinnati and the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA), began revenue service in September 2016. GCRTA and SORTA are required to submit a System Safety Program Plan (SSPP) and System Security Plan (SSP) to ODOT that complies with the requirements of the SSOPS.

Airport Rapid Station (Cleveland)Airport Rapid Station, Cleveland



American Public Transportation Association (APTA) - Federal Regulations - Safety & SecurityOnline
City of Cincinnati - Streetcar SafetyOnline
Federal Transit Administration (FTA) - Region 5Online
Federal Transit Administration (FTA) - Transit Safety & Oversight (TSO)Online
FEMA Student Identification SystemOnline
Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) - Rail safetyOnline
Homeland SecurityOnline
National Transportation Safety BoardOnline
Transportation Safety InstituteOnline



Brian Kummerer
SSO Program Manager
(614) 728-8916

Kevin Chandler
Contract Support Lead
(614) 946-3845

Don Eldredge
Contract Support
(614) 205-1837

Josh Gearhardt
Contract Support
(937) 216-2772