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As proposed in General Directive 17-1, what are the required activities and how will the process work?

For rail transit agencies, General Directive 17-1 would require to:

  • Complete a safety risk evaluation of the potential consequences of hazards related to stop signal overruns within 90 days of the issuance of a final General Directive 17-1;
  • Evaluate the current safety performance monitoring activities in place to assess the effectiveness of stop signal overrun mitigations within 90 days of the issuance of a final General Directive 17-1; and
  • Develop and submit a corrective action plan, as necessary to its State Safety Oversight Agency within 150 days of the issuance of a final General Directive 17-1.

For State Safety Oversight Agencies, General Directive 17-1 would require:

  • Participating in the safety risk evaluation conducted by the rail transit agency;
  • Reviewing and approving the evaluation within 60 days after its completion;
  • Reviewing and approving any needed corrective action plan within 60 days of its receipt; and
  • Reporting the status of the corrective action plan to FTA, as part of the SSO Program Annual Report to FTA (per 49 CFR 674.39).
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