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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 19 participating carriers 
  • Over 26,000 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

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.



Last updated: Monday, May 24, 2021