Studies & Reports
2020 Rail Fixed Guideway State Safety Oversight Program Performance
DRPT is the designated Rail State Safety Oversight Agency (SSOA) for Virginia. In this role, DRPT oversees the Hampton Roads Transit (HRT) Tide light rail system in Norfolk. The state safety oversight agency’s mission is the continuous verification that HRT is carrying out its documented programs to ensure the safety of its passengers and employees. This report addresses state safety oversight as it pertains to the HRT Tide light rail system. The report outlines the program’s mission and describes its current activities, while detailing ongoing efforts to comply with the federal regulation on State Safety Oversight of Rail Fixed Guideway Systems.