National Transit Database - Florida Department of Transportation

Report
5310 System Safety & Funding Study
Objectives
1. Identify agencies receiving only 5310
program funding
2. Identify the current contracts or
agreements used to pass along safety
requirements
3. Recommend a set of baseline safety
requirements
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Methodology
CTC Survey
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Methodology
Identifying 5310 sub-recipients that only receive 5310
program funding and do not receive additional federal or
FDOT state program funding
• Contacted District Representatives with 5310 agency list
and requested they identify the agencies only receiving
5310 program funds from FDOT
• Contacted CTCs with 5310 list and requested they
identify 5310 agencies receiving trip reimbursements
(CTD funding) to eliminate those agencies from the
master list
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Results of Survey
Research study identified 112 agencies that were 5310-only
sub recipients
District 1 - 13
District 2 - 7
District 3 - 1
District 4 - 27
District 5 - 14
District 6 - 22
District 7 - 28
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CTC Agreements & Coordination Contracts
Identified regulations stated in 5310 grant application manual
Requested CTCs (with identified 5310-only agencies) provide the
contract or agreement they use to pass requirements along to the
5310 agencies
• CTD Standard Coordination Contracts
• Customized Coordination Agreements
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Results of Contracts & Agreements
CTD Standard
Coordination - 12
Customized
Agreements - 8
No Coordination
Agreements - 3
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Assessing Regulations and Requirements
Primary regulations identified to pass requirements on to
5310 sub recipients:
• Chapter 41-2, FAC “Commission for the Transportation Disadvantaged”
• Chapter 14-90, FAC “Equipment and Operational Safety Standards for Bus
Transit Systems”
• Section 341.061, F.S. “Transit Safety Standards; Inspections and System
Safety Reviews”
• Chapter 234.051, F.S. “Transportation of School Children on School
Buses”
Additional regulations examined:
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Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990
Medicaid Agreements
SSPP regulations
Various local regulations provided
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Rule 41-2, FAC
“Transit operator” is defined as “transportation service
that is purchased or funded by local government, state or
federal transportation disadvantaged funds”
5310-only agencies do not provide services that are
funded by transportation disadvantaged funds
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Rule 14-90, FAC
“Bus system” as defined in 14-90.002 excludes
agencies that use non-public sector vehicles
This excludes 5310-only agencies as they only
provide service to their private clients and are
considered non-public sector vehicles
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Conclusion of Assessment
The laws and rules identified in this study were not
intended to regulate the types of agencies that do not
provide transportation services to the general public;
Currently there are no current laws, administrative rules or
other regulations that provide safety standards for the
5310-only agencies
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Establishing Baseline Safety Requirements
• Agencies should develop SSPP’s and SPP’s that
include minimum safety standards
• Agencies should be required to establish and
maintain a drug-free workplace policy according to
Section 112.0455, F.S.
• Agencies should be required to perform and
document a pre-operational bus inspection report
according to Rule 14-90.006
• Agencies should develop a maintenance plan that
outlines the agency’s basic maintenance policies and
procedures for maintaining the vehicles
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Establishing Baseline Safety Requirements
• Agencies should be required to investigate events
involving the vehicles and resulting in fatality, injury or
property damage and the development of necessary
reports, corrective action plans and other
documentation
• Agencies should be required to ensure drivers licenses
are active at all times while operating vehicles
• Agencies should require that drivers not be permitted to
drive more than 12 hours in a 24 hour period; and
drivers are not permitted to be on duty more than 72
hours in any period of 7 consecutive days
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Establishing Baseline Safety Requirements
• Agencies should be required to ensure that all buses
operated undergo a safety inspection at least annually
in accordance with bus inspection procedures set
forth in Rule 14-90.009
• Agencies should be required to undergo a safety
review and inspection by FDOT to ascertain
compliance with the baseline requirements set forth
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Recommendations
• A standardized template be developed and utilized between
FDOT District Representatives and the 5310-only recipients;
Current CTD Standard Coordination Agreement to only be
used between CTCs and their trip subcontractors. This
contract template will include the baseline safety
requirements recommended in the study
• FDOT District representatives be responsible for conducting
the safety review and inspections for the 5310-only agencies.
Currently CTCs and Districts are providing this service.
• Standard combined SSPP & SPP template be created to
include minimum safety requirements
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Minimum Safety Requirements for SSPP & SPP
• Vehicle safety policies and responsibilities established by the
agency
• Vehicle equipment information and standards, including
procurement criteria
• Operational standards and procedures
• Basic maintenance plan that includes agency’s vehicle
maintenance policies and procedures
• Investigations of events as described under Rule 14-90.004(5)
• Equipment and standards for transporting wheelchairs
• Security policies and objectives, including agency roles and
responsibilities in emergency management processes
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Contact Information
Laurie Revell
The Marketing Institute
Florida State University College of Business
lrevell@cob.fsu.edu
(850) 644-2509
Julie Eck
The Marketing Institute
Florida State University College of Business
jeck@cob.fsu.edu
(850) 644-2509
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