Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS)

Minnesota Rail Safety Oversight Program (MnRSOP)

Safety, State Safety Oversight
Minneapolis, MN
Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS)
TRA has partnered with the Minnesota DPS since 2003, before light rail began revenue service in the Twin Cities. TRA helped establish the Minnesota Rail Safety Oversight Program (MnRSOP), which covers Metro Transit’s light rail system in Minneapolis and St. Paul.

In addition to helping create State Safety Oversight (SSO) policies and procedures, TRA worked with Minnesota DPS to conduct pre-revenue service safety and security assessments and safety certification as Metro Transit opened the Hiawatha (now Blue) Line in 2004, and the Green Line in 2014.




TRA leads the MnRSOP contractor team, and assists DPS in ongoing safety and security program oversight of Metro Transit. The MnRSOP conducts safety and security audits on a rolling basis across a three-year cycle. Audits entail extensive on-site work with Metro Transit to inspect conditions in the field, interview personnel, and review records.

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