News Digest DOT 59-16

Source: News Digest DOT 59-16


FMCSA Announces Availability of its 2016 Pocket Guide to Large Truck and Bus Statistics.  The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) Pocket Guide to Large Truck and Bus Statistics is an annual publication that contains extensive information on the overall state of the commercial motor vehicle (CMV) industry, safety enforcement activity, large truck and bus crashes, and further data.  FMCSA, along with its state and local CMV safety enforcement partners, uses such data in support of its mission of reducing the number and the severity of crashes involving large commercial trucks and buses.  The Pocket Guide also serves as a valuable, compact resource for industry stakeholders and others interested in CMV safety regulations and performance data.  Click here to access FMCSA’s 2016 Pocket Guide to Large Truck and Bus Statistics.  Contact:  Troy Green:  (202) 366-9999.

FTA Requests Comments on Public Transportation Safety Standards.  The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) this week issued a Request for Comments to a compendium of existing public transportation safety standards and protocols as required by the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act.  The FAST Act requires FTA to document existing standards, examine their efficacy and issue a report in December 2016.  Comments must be submitted by June 16, 2016. The FTA report will present to Congress the findings of its review of standards and comments; the outcome of its evaluation; and a comprehensive set of recommendations to improve the safety of the public transportation industry, including any regulatory changes. Contact:  Steve Kulm 202-366-9260.