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Confidential Close Call Reporting System - C3RS

CCC Reporting System icon.FRA sponsors a voluntary confidential program allowing railroads and their employees to report close calls. C3RS provides a safe environment for employees to report unsafe events and conditions and employees receive protection from discipline and FRA enforcement. In addition, railroads receive protection from FRA enforcement for events reported within C3RS. 

  • NASA acts as an independent third party and maintains data
  • NASA accepts close call reports online or by mail
  • Railroad-based Peer Review Teams (PRT) are cross-functional teams that evaluate de-identified reports and make recommendations for corrective actions

Interested in joining C3RS? Or would you like more information? Contact the FRA C3RS Implementation Team at

Annual C3RS User Group Workshop

FRA hosts an annual C3RS User Group Meeting that allows representatives from participating railroads to share lessons learned and best practices. The next event will be in mid-2023, so check back for more information.

Who is involved in C3RS?

FRA, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, railroads, railroad employees, rail labor organizations, and PRTs.  Find out more.



Last updated: Tuesday, May 30, 2023