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ATU Launches Agency Safety Plan Review Training for Local Safety Committees

ATU Locals from across the U.S. have been taking part in an innovative ATU Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan Accountability (PTASP) training to assist our Locals in the U.S. with the annual review of Agency Safety Plans. The training and materials give Locals resources to ensure our transit agencies work to implement safety committees and other measures under the landmark bipartisan Infrastructure law, which our Union played a critical role in getting passed by the U.S. Congress.


Epidemic of Attacks

“The epidemic of attacks on our members continues, increased drug use on public transit, the transition to zero-emission buses, and other health and safety issues continue to impact our members and riders,” said ATU International President John Costa, who attended the trainings along with International Executive Vice President Yvette Trujillo. “As you all know, we won joint safety committee requirements for our US members under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. We need to hold our transit agencies accountable to create these critical safety committees, and this training will help you in this important work.”

Conducted by ATU Health and Safety Director Andrew Falotico, Training and Education Administrator Russell Bateman, and Associate General Counsel Laura Karr, the training covers Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan requirements, FTA rulemaking regarding safety plans, and safety plan checklists to help Local unions review updated safety plans.