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11.08.02.00.htm 11.08.02.00. Title 11 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Subtitle 08 STATE RAIL SAFETY OVERSIGHT Chapter 02 State Safety Oversight Authority Authority: Transportation Article, §2-102(c)5) and 7-203.1, Annotated Code of Maryland; 49 U.S.C. §5329 and 49 CFR Part 674
11.08.02.01.htm 11.08.02.01. 01 Established.. Pursuant to Transportation Article, §7-203.1, Annotated Code of Maryland, there is hereby created the State Safety Oversight Agency (SSOA) for the Maryland Transit Administration, hereafter referred to as the Rail Transit Agency (RTA) and any other fixed guideway rail public transportation system solely within the State of Maryland.
11.08.02.02.htm 11.08.02.02. 02 Purposes.. In carrying out its purposes, the SSOA, through its designated employees, shall, as required by 49 U.S.C. §5329, as amended, and any federal regulations promulgated thereunder:A. Adopt, revise, and distribute a written Rail Safety Oversight Program (RSOP). B. Review, approve, oversee, and enforce the adoption and implementation of the RTA Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan;C. Require, review, approve, and enforce the adoption and implementation of
11.08.02.03.htm 11.08.02.03. 03 Powers.. A. In performing its duties, the SSOA, through is designated employees, may:. 1) Conduct, or cause to be conducted, inspections, investigations, examinations, and testing of the property, equipment, facilities, rolling stock, and operations of the RTA rail systems, including, without limitation, electronic information and databases;2) Enter upon the RTA rail systems and, upon reasonable notice and a finding by the SSOA employee(s) that a need exists, upon
11.08.02.04.htm 11.08.02.04. 04 Duties.. A. Role of the State Safety Oversight Agency.. 1) The SSOA shall establish minimum standards for the safety of all rail fixed guideway public transportation systems within its oversight. The safety plan shall be consistent with the National Public Transportation Safety Plan, the Public Transportation Safety Certification Training Program, the rules for Public Transportation Agency Safety Plans and all applicable federal and State laws.2) The SSOA shall review
11.08.02.9999.htm 11.08.02.9999. Administrative History Effective date: March 26, 2018 (45:6 Md. R. 321).
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