S.436 - Transit Worker and Pedestrian Protection Act116th Congress (2019-2020)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Van Hollen, Chris [D-MD] (Introduced 02/11/2019)|
|Committees:||Senate - Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs|
|Committee Meetings:||02/25/20 10:00AM|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 02/25/2020 Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. Hearings held. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.436 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (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 operates 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.