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The National Transit Database (NTD) Safety and Security Report includes five forms:

1.       Safety and Security Setup form (S&S-10)

2.       Safety and Security Chief Executive Officer Certification form (S&S-20)

3.       Safety and Security Configuration form (S&S-30)

4.       Reportable Incident Report form (S&S-40)

5.       Summary Security Report form (S&S-50).

Agencies with a Nine or Fewer Vehicles Waiver are not required to complete the Safety and Security Report.

Safety and Security Setup form (S&S-10)

The Safety and Security Setup form (S&S-10) is used to identify the modes and types of service (TOS) operated by the transit agency. The Internet Reporting system uses this information to generate the appropriate safety and security forms for the agency. This form is completed at the beginning of the calendar year.

This form is required for all transit agencies.

Safety and Security Chief Executive Officer Certification form (S&S-20)

The Safety and Security Chief Executive Officer Certification form (S&S-20) is used to certify that all information submitted in the Safety and Security report is accurate. This form is completed by the Chief Executive Officer at the end of the calendar year.

This form is required for all transit agencies.

Security Configuration form (S&S-30)

The Security Configuration form (S&S-30) collects information on the number and type of police and / or security personnel used to provide security at a transit agency. The Internet Reporting system uses this information to generate the appropriate safety and security forms for the agency. This form is completed annually at the beginning of the calendar year.

This form is required for all transit agencies.

Reportable Incident Report form (S&S-40)

The Reportable Incident Report form (S&S-40) captures detailed information on the most severe safety and security incidents occurring in the transit environment. Detailed data, available from sources such as accident, incident, or police reports, are used to complete the Reportable Incident Report form (S&S-40). One form is completed for each reportable incident that occurs at an agency. Forms must be submitted no later than thirty days from the date of the incident. The information reported is intended to be of a level that can be collected at or near the time of the incident occurrence.

This form is required for all transit agencies.

Safety and Security Monthly Summary Report form (S&S-50)

The Safety and Security Monthly Summary Report form (S&S-50) captures information on less severe security-related incidents than those reported on the Reportable Incident Report form (S&S-40). For each mode and type of service operated, one form is completed each month, if applicable. The Safety and Security Monthly Summary Report form (S&S-50) summarizes the number of security incidents that have occurred (such as robberies, larcenies, and fare evasions).

The form is required for all transit agencies, with the following exceptions:

·          Commuter rail (CR) operators are only required to report security incidents to NTD. Commuter rail (CR) operators report safety incident data to the Federal Railroad Administration.

·          Agencies with a Nine or Fewer Vehicles Waiver are not required to submit Safety and Security data.


Safety and Security Setup form (S&S-10)

Screen shot of the Safety and Security Setup form (S&S-10)

 

Overview

The Safety and Security Setup form (S&S-10) is used to identify the modes and types of service (TOS) operated by the transit agency. Internet Reporting uses this information to generate the appropriate safety and security forms for each agency. This form is completed at the beginning of each calendar year, and whenever a mode / type of service (TOS) is added or discontinued by the agency.

This form is required for all transit agencies.

Reporting Requirements and Thresholds

The Safety and Security Setup form (S&S-10) must be completed before any other safety or security forms can be generated or completed. Agencies with a Nine or Fewer Vehicles waiver are exempted from reporting in the Safety and Security module and, therefore, need not complete this form.

What Has Changed from Prior Year

When adding or deleting a mode and type of service (TOS), the “New Service Start Date” and “Out of Service Date” must be chosen, by month, from the available drop down boxes.

Approach

The Safety and Security Setup form (S&S-10) is used to identify the modes and types of service (TOS) operated by the transit agency.

Internet Reporting generates one Security Configuration form (S&S-30) per mode operated by the transit agency and populates the Drop-Down boxes on both the Reportable Incident Report form (S&S-40) and the Safety and Security Monthly Summary Report form (S&S-50).

Detailed Instructions

When the form is accessed in January of each calendar year, it will be pre-populated with data transferred from the last NTD report submitted by the transit agency. Please review for accuracy; the modes and types of service (TOS) may have changed since your agency last submitted an NTD report.

Once submitted, unless a data error or an omission is identified, or an entirely new mode / type of service (TOS) is added or discontinued during the course of the calendar year, this form cannot be modified.

Initially, the Save, Close, Submit and Print buttons will appear. As the form is being completed, changes should be saved by clicking the Save button.

Once all data have been entered and verified for accuracy, the form is submitted to FTA by clicking on the Submit Report button. Note that once the form has been submitted, only the options of Close, Print and Add / Delete Mode / Type of Service buttons are available. This allows the agency to amend the form at a later date by modifying the data and clicking on the Generate Forms button. If, for example, a new mode / type of service (TOS) is added during the course of the reporting year, check the mode and type of service (TOS), enter the date service began and click on the Generate Forms button. This action will also update the checklist.

Completing the Safety and Security Setup form (S&S-10) form

Vehicles Operated by Mode and Type of Service: Check each mode and TOS (DO or PT) operated by your transit agency at the beginning of each calendar year.

A mode is a system for carrying transit passengers described by specific right-of-way, technology and operational features.

image of hand pointingThe NTD recognizes the following modes of public transit service (the Online NTD Glossary contains the detailed NTD modal definitions):

The NTD recognizes the following modes of public transit service:

 

 

Aerial Tramway (TR) Non-Rail – Fixed Guideway

Automated Guideway (AG) Rail – Fixed Guideway

Bus (MB) Non-Rail – Fixed Guideway or Non-Fixed Guideway

Photograph of Aerial Tramway (TR) Non-Rail - Fixed Guideway mode

Photograph of Automated Guideway (AG) Rail – Fixed Guideway mode

Photograph of Bus (MB) Non-Rail – Fixed Guideway or Non-Fixed Guideway mode

A system of aerial cables with suspended vehicles.

An electric railway of guided vehicles that is operated with a computer and without vehicle operators.

The most prevalent mode in the country, and is powered by a motor and fuel contained within the vehicle.

 

Cable Car (CC) Rail – Fixed Guideway

 

Commuter Rail (CR) Rail – Fixed Guideway

 

Demand Response (DR) Non-Rail – Non-Fixed Guideway

Photograph of Cable Car (CC) Rail – Fixed Guideway mode

Photograph of Commuter Rail (CR) Rail – Fixed Guideway mode

 

Photograph of Demand Response (DR) Non-Rail –Non-Fixed Guideway mode

 

A railway propelled by moving cables located beneath the street. While popular at the turn of the last century, the only surviving system is operated in San Francisco.

Typically operated over old freight railroad lines and is diesel or electric propelled. Usually, the service operates between a central city and adjacent suburbs.

Scheduled in response to calls from passengers. Passengers with similar origins and destinations are often scheduled to ride the same vehicle. Many transit systems operate demand response (DR) service to meet the Federal ADA requirements, and expenses and passenger trips are reportable for DR.

 

Ferryboat (FB) Non-Rail – Fixed Guideway

 

Heavy Rail (HR) Rail – Fixed Guideway

 

Inclined Plane (IP) Rail – Fixed Guideway

Photograph of Ferryboat (FB) Non-Rail – Fixed Guideway mode

Photograph of Heavy Rail (HR) Rail – Fixed Guideway mode

 

Photograph of Inclined Plane (IP) Rail – Fixed Guideway mode

A mode that carries passengers over a body of water using diesel or steam powered vessels.

An electric railway with exclusive or separate right-of-way (ROW) from other vehicles or foot traffic. It has high passenger carrying capacity and high platform loading. Most of the nation’s subway services are classified as heavy rail.

A railway operating on steep slopes and grades with vehicles powered by moving cables.

 

Jitney (JT) Non-Rail – Non-Fixed Guideway

 

Light Rail (LR) Rail – Fixed Guideway

 

Monorail (MO) Rail – Fixed Guideway

Photograph of Jitney (JT) Non-Rail –Non-Fixed Guideway mode

Photograph of Light Rail (LR) Rail – Fixed Guideway mode

 

Photograph of Monorail (MO) Rail – Fixed Guideway mode

Operated on fixed routes using passenger cars or vans as demand warrants without fixed schedules or fixed stops.

An electric railway that operates in mixed traffic with automobiles or has grade crossings with automobiles. Typically, light rail (LR) trains are short and consist of one to two cars.

An electric railway that is suspended from or straddles a guideway formed by single beam, rail or tube.

 

Publico (PB) Non-Rail – Non-Fixed Guideway

 

Trolleybus (TB) Non-Rail – Fixed Guideway

 

Vanpool (VP) Non-Rail – Non-Fixed Guideway

Photograph of Publico (PB) Non-Rail – Non-Fixed Guideway mode

 

Photograph of Trolleybus (TB) Non-Rail – Fixed Guideway mode

 

Photograph of Vanpool (VP) Non-Rail – Non-Fixed Guideway mode

 

Operated over fixed routes, but not on fixed schedules. The service is privately owned and operated, but is regulated by local or state governments.

A bus service operated using an electric bus that is powered by a motor drawing current from overhead wires using trolley poles.

A commuting service operating under pre-arranged schedules for previously formed groups of riders in vans.

 

Alaska Railroad (AR) Rail – Fixed Guideway

 

 

Photograph of Alaska Railroad (AR) Rail – Fixed Guideway mode

 

Other – If none of the choices fits your agency, select the category: Other. Internet Reporting will display a box for you to describe the other mode.

A special railroad that Congress recognized for certain FTA funding that operates in Alaska.

 

 

Type of service (TOS) refers to how public transportation services are provided by the transit agency: directly operated (DO) or purchased transportation (PT) services.

 

Screen shot of the Safety and Security Set-Up form (S&S-10) Add/Delete Mode/Type of Service

Add / Delete Mode / Type of Service

If your agency adds or discontinues a new mode / type of service (TOS) (directly operated (DO) or purchased transportation (PT)), click on the Add / Delete Mode / Type of Service button at the bottom of the form. A new screen will appear. Click on either the Add or Delete Mode / Type of Service button depending on which function you wish to perform. Select the mode and type of service from the Drop-Down boxes for the correct line and select the month of either the new service start date or the out of service date. Save the form and click on the Submit Report button.

Example 1 — Completing the Safety and Security Setup form (S&S-10)

In January

City Transit directly operates bus (MB) service and purchases demand response (DR) service. City Transit enters the Safety and Security Module for the first time at the beginning of the year by clicking on the Safety and Security tab to complete the Safety and Security Setup form (S&S-10) and reports:

·      DO — MB

·      PT —DR.

In August the Agency Adds a New Service

City Transit begins directly operating light rail (LR) service. City Transit again clicks on the Safety and Security tab and revises its existing Safety and Security Setup form (S&S-10):

·      Click on the Add / Delete Mode / Type of Service button and select light rail (LR) / directly operated (DO)

·      Enter the new service start date: August

·      First click on the Save button and then Close buttons to return to the S&S-10 form

·      The required S&S-30 and all S&S-50 forms required for the remainder of the year will be listed on the Safety and Security tab view.

In November the Agency Discontinues a Service

·      Click on the Delete Mode / Type of Service button and select:MB / DO

·      Enter the out of service date: October

·      First click on the Save button and then Close buttons to return to the S&S-10 form

·      All S&S-50 forms required for the remainder of the year will be deleted from the Safety and Security tab view.

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