AASHTO Standing Committee on Public Transportation

Safety and Security Taskforce

Taskforce Charge

The purpose of the Safety and Security taskforce is to represent state interests in the issue of bus safety and security and to have a small group of experts responsible for bus safety at the state level available to respond to information requests from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and to provide feedback on FTA proposals. The taskforce also maintains a liaison with FTA, the American Public Transportation Association, and the Community Transportation Association to promote, assist and support the voluntary safety and security initiatives and development of model programs for states and transit agencies. The taskforce is committed to increasing bus safety while keeping in mind the size of the transit operator and the needs of the community.