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Introduction Spotlight

The Confidential Close Call System (C3RS) is a research project intended to improve railroad safety by studying near miss incidents, determining root causes for unsafe conditions, and developing corrective actions and preventative measures. The project, sponsored by the Federal Railroad Administration and implemented by the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), operates under agreements with Union Pacific Railroad (UP), Canadian Pacific Railway (CP), and New Jersey Transit (NJT) to allow employees of participating railroads to voluntarily report close call events without threat of disciplinary action.

*Attention: As of December 1, 2014, New Jersey Transit employees report close calls to NASA at www.c3rs.arc.nasa.gov

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Video tutorial for reporting online
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Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology, U.S. Department of Transportation