Skip to content

About C3RS

Confidential Close Call Reporting SystemThis is 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. The FRA is currently accepting new sites. Find out more.

Who is involved in C3RS?

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), railroad carriers, and carrier employees, labor organizations, and peer review teams.


C3RS is accepting close call reports only from New Jersey Transit, Amtrak, Strasburg Rail Road, Metro-North, and Long Island Rail Road.

C3RS in the News



May 2015
FRA C3RS program implemented in Boston. Find out more

MBTA, Keolis, unions agree to implement close-call reporting system. Find out more

April 2015
Metra to adopt major safety reporting system. Find out more

Metro-North Railroad joins C3RS

March 2015
Long Island Rail Road joins C3RS

October 2014

Amtrak publishes C3RS Newsletter Find out more

September 2014

C3RS User Group holds fourth annual meeting in Chicago Find out more

May 2014

Strasburg Rail Road joins C3RS

April 2014

Confidential Close Call Reporting System Reaches Milestone Find out more on page 8.

December 2013

How Confidential Reporting Systems Work Find out more.

Feds order MTA to create employee reporting system, improve safety Find out more.

September 2013

Confidential Close Call Reporting system expanding at Amtrak Find out more.

March 2013

Lessons learned from C3RS presented at Fourth International Rail Human Factors conference Find out more.

February 2013

FRA's Szabo: Safety gains keep on coming. Find out more.

See more news items

Submit Reports Electronically!


(You can also report by mail)


LIRR and Metro-North now reporting close calls

MBTA/Keolis and Metra sign C3RS IMOUs


User Group Meeting

September 15 - 16, 2015, Arlington, VA.

Contact for details.

  • Contact us
  • Federal Railroad Administration
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC 20590
  • Regional Offices