All FMCSA regulations and requirements do not apply to every subrecipient. It will be the responsibility of the grantee to understand which, if any, of the FMSCA rules apply to them and to comply. The Integrated Mobility Division (IMD) will provide technical assistance but is not responsible for oversight and monitoring.
Interstate Service: All public transit systems crossing state lines are required to register with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) of USDOT. Registered carriers are assigned a carrier number, which must be displayed on the vehicles driven out‐of‐state. Transit systems using FTA funding need not comply with the insurance requirements applied to other interstate carriers but are required to meet the highest public transit insurance requirements of the states to which they operate.
Safety Regulations: All transit systems and agencies or organizations providing transit services under contract, which are not units of state or local government are subject to the FMCSA Safety Regulations. These regulations require CDL drivers to pass biennial medical examinations and place limitations on drivers’ hours of service. Although units of state and local government are exempted from the safety regulations, it is strongly recommended that governmental entities operating public transit services implement similar safety standards.
FMCSA Documentation: IMD has posted copies of FMCSA documents that apply to interstate service and safety regulations. These are included in 405‐1.