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Confidential Close Call Reporting System - C3RS

CCC Reporting System icon.A Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) sponsored voluntary confidential program allowing railroad carriers and their employees to report close calls. The program provides a safe environment for employees to report unsafe events and conditions. Employees receive protection from discipline and FRA enforcement. Railroads also receive protection from FRA enforcement for events reported within C3RS. 

  • NASA acts as Independent Third Party
  • NASA accepts close call reports online or by mail
  • Currently there are 15 participating carriers 
  • Over 24,000 front line railroad employees are eligible to report safety incidents to C3RS
  • Carrier Based Peer Review Teams (PRT) are cross functional teams that evaluate de-identified reports and make recommendations for corrective actions

Ninth  Annual C3RS User Group Workshop Held in Scranton, PA - June 18-20, 2019

The FRA hosted the Ninth Annual C3RS User Group Workshop in Scranton, PA this June at the Steamtown National Historic Site.  Over 70 participants utilized the 2 day workshop to share best practices, network and educate themselves on current safety trends.  FRA Chief Safety Officer Karl Alexy was the Keynote Speaker for this year's event. 

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Interested in joining C3RS?  Or would you like more information?  Contact the FRA C3RS Implementation Team at frac3rs@dot.gov

Who is involved in C3RS?

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT, railroad carriers, carrier employees, labor organizations, peer review teams, and a steering committee. Find out more.

C3RS is currently accepting reports from the following participating railroads: New Jersey TransitAmtrak, SeptaStrasburg Rail RoadMBTA/KeolisMetraMetro-North,  Long Island Rail Road, North Shore Railroad, Belt Railway of Chicago, Denton County Transportation Authority, North County Transit District, Buffalo and Pittsburgh, Port Terminal Railroad Association of Houston and Northern Plains Railroad. 

Other Announcements

Welcome to the newest C3RS Participants:  The Belt Railway of Chicago, Buffalo and Pittsburgh Railroad and The North Shore Railroad Group

 

Last updated: Tuesday, January 21, 2020