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

 Overview

 

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.

The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (GCRTA) operates a rail transit system (Rapid Transit). The original 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), is under construction with operations anticipated to begin 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.

 

 Procedure

 

Procedure SSO-003: Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (GCRTA) Rail System and Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA) Cincinnati Streetcar Reportable Event (Accident/Incident) Notifications to the ODOT SSO Program and ODOT Traffic Management Center (TMC)

 

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 Contact

 

Brian Kummerer
Safety Coordinator
(614) 728-8916
brian.kummerer@dot.ohio.gov

Dave Seech
Transit Manager
(614) 644-7362
dave.seech@dot.ohio.gov