The Mid-Year Safety Seminar provides an opportunity for Safety professionals in public transportation to discuss pertinent safety issues as well as learn from Federal and state partners, network, and gain important knowledge on safety issues. By participating in this event, it is a great opportunity to learn from our Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) partners on recently passed final safety rules and regulations, federal oversight, and technical assistance programs.
Furthermore, at the seminar, best practices will be shared by transit agencies and business members throughout the country in regards to Safety Management Systems (SMS), Safety Culture, Operator Assaults, APTA Standards, Fare Evasion, Cybersecurity, and Trespassing Awareness. The agenda includes speakers and presenters who are leaders in the fields of bus and rail operational safety, training, research, and safety management. Keynote speakers will include leaders from the Seattle region. Tours will be offered highlighting many of the exciting rail-expansion and bus-related projects in the area.