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Recommendation: The Office of Transit Safety and Oversight should develop and communicate a method for how it will monitor the effectiveness of the enforcement authorities and practices of state safety agencies. (Recommendation 2)
Agency: Department of Transportation: Federal Transit Administration Status: Open Priority recommendation
Comments: The Federal Transit Administration's Office of Transit Safety and Oversight has incorporated a question about enforcement effectiveness into the State Safety Oversight Auditor's Guide, and communicated with program managers regarding this additional question. However, as of January 2020, FTA has not identified a methodology to evaluate whether state enforcement authorities and practices as a whole are effective. Without a method for determining the effectiveness of state safety agencies' enforcement, FTA may not have the information needed to identify ineffective safety enforcement.