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New Jersey Transit

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  1. What are the boundaries of the New Jersey Transit C3RS pilot project?

    All New Jersey Transit owned and/or operated territory, including the Southern Tier and Pascack Valley Line (excluding Conrail and Amtrak territories not covered by C3RS).

  2. Will relief crews working within the boundaries be covered by the pilot project?


  3. Are PRT members permanent?

    The union members are appointed by their respective General Chairmen. There is no requirement for periodic replacement but members have been replaced.

  4. What close call events are accepted by C3RS?
    Event Category Example
    Event occurs frequently with low consequences A run through yard switch, other than main track switch, that does not result in a train accident, improper blocking, or missed repeat of NORAC Rule 241
    Event with potential for high consequences Train proceeding beyond its authority in non-signal territory
  1. Are there conditions for receiving protection?Yes. For an employee to receive protection, the following conditions must be met:
    • The employee's action or lack of action was not intended to damage carrier operations, equipment, and/or personnel.
    • The employee submits a formal, written close call report to NASA within three calendar days from the date of the incident.
    • The employee's carrier has an active IMOU with FRA.
    • The employee violates a law, regulation, or operating rule under a direct order from a supervisor.

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