H.R.1139 - Transit Worker and Pedestrian Protection Act116th Congress (2019-2020)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Napolitano, Grace F. [D-CA-32] (Introduced 02/11/2019)|
|Committees:||House - Transportation and Infrastructure|
|Latest Action:||House - 02/12/2019 Referred to the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.1139 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (02/11/2019)
Transit Worker and Pedestrian Protection Act
This bill requires grant recipients under the public transportation safety program who operate a fixed route bus service to (1) develop a risk reduction program for bus operations to improve safety by reducing the number and rates of accidents, injuries, assaults on bus operators, and fatalities; (2) submit the program to the Department of Transportation (DOT) for review and approval; and (3) implement the approved program.
DOT shall require grant recipients who operate a rail fixed guideway public transportation system that is not subject to regulation by the Federal Railroad Administration to (1) develop a risk reduction program for assaults on rail workers to improve safety by reducing the number and severity of assaults on such workers; (2) submit the program to DOT for review and approval; and (3) implement the approved program.
A grant recipient shall report to DOT any information on each assault on a transit worker for inclusion in the National Transit Database.