Rail News – FRA is re-chartering the Rail Safety Advisory Committee. For railway professionals
Federal laws and regulations
Railway News: Federal Laws and Regulations
The Federal Railways Administration (FRA) announced last week that the charter of the Railroad Safety Advisory Committee (RSAC) has been renewed for two years.
The FRA established the RSAC on March 25, 1996, as the law forum on the Federal Advisory Committee for Collaborative Rule Making and Program Development. The RSAC includes representatives from all of the agency’s major stakeholder groups, including railways, labor organizations, suppliers and manufacturers.
The renewed charter increases the number of organizations represented from 23 to 26 and the number of individual voting members from 34 to 51. The three new organizations represented are the American Association of Private Railroad Car Owners and the Association of State Rail Safety Managers. , both former members of the RSAC, and the Commuter Rail Coalition, a new member.
The changes will increase the diversity of perspectives and organizations represented at RSAC and improve its ability to provide inclusive and balanced recommendations to FRA on key railway safety issues, FRA officials said in a press release.
“This Railway Safety Advisory Board plays an important role in helping FRA improve passenger and worker safety across our rail industry,” FRA Deputy Administrator Amit Bose said in a statement. Press release.
The previous RSAC charter came into effect on October 2, 2020.