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State Safety Oversight (SSO)
Ohio Rail Fixed Guideway System Safety and Security Oversight Program
 

 SFY 2016-2017 Request for Proposals

 
 

 Overview

 

‚ÄčFederal legislation requires each state to have and implement a State Safety and Security Oversight program for its rail transit systems. ODOT's Ohio Rail Fixed Guideway System Safety and Security Oversight Program fulfills this requirement. ODOT's System Safety and Security Program Standard (SSPS) 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 SSPS.

 

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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