News & Events
The next meeting of the Railroad Safety Advisory Committee (RSAC) will be held on Monday, March 27, 2023 from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm Eastern Daylight Time, at the National Association of Home Builders located at 1201 15th Street NW, Washington, DC 20005.
The meeting will also be livestreamed via Zoom. If you would like to attend via Zoom or by telephone, please contact FRA RSAC Coordinator Kenton Kilgore at firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements.
The purpose of the meeting is to discuss safety improvements following recent train incidents, specifically those in East Palestine, Springfield, and Cleveland, Ohio. The proposed agenda, subject to change, will include:
- Remarks from FRA Administrator Amit Bose;
- Review of recent Ohio train accidents and actions DOT has taken to address them;
- Proposed task statement from FRA re. wayside defect detectors;
- Proposed task statement from FRA re. expanding the definition of high hazard flammable trains; and,
- Proposed task statement from FRA re. modernizing braking regulations, and increasing the use of electronically controlled pneumatic (ECP) brakes.
Because these proposed task statements have yet to be presented to RSAC, FRA will not call for a vote on them at this meeting.
For more upcoming events, please check the RSAC Calendar.
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The 63rd meeting of the Railroad Safety Advisory Committee (RSAC) was held virtually, via Microsoft Teams and telephone, on Monday, December 12, 2022 beginning at 9:30 a.m. (Eastern Standard Time).
Agenda items for the meeting included updates on recent activity by RSAC Working Groups for Passenger Rail Safety; and Track Standards. The RSAC members voted to accept a recommendation from the Track Standards Working Group re. RSAC Task 2019-4, Track Geometry. There was also a report on the December 14, 2022 Train Crew Size public hearing that was held at the National Association of Home Builders, National Housing Center.
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The 62nd meeting of the Railroad Safety Advisory Committee (RSAC) was held on Monday, June 27, 2022 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm Eastern Time, at the National Association of Home Builders located at 1201 15th Street NW, Washington, DC 20005. Documents from the meeting, including the agenda, are available here.
The meeting was video-recorded, and you may watch it here. The required passcode is JkfNEmf3. If you have any issues viewing the recording, please contact FRA RSAC Coordinator Kenton Kilgore at email@example.com.