The Voice of the Railroad Construction Industry

Legislation & Policy

The NRC works on its members behalf to promote policy that is beneficial to the railroad construction industry. There are several policy topics of importance to NRC members. The NRC also works with several different policy-making bodies to promote beneficial rail construction regulation and policy.

Rail Safety and Advisory Committee - RSAC

RSAC is a mechanism created to address the need for a more cooperative approach to FRA rulemaking. Officially established in 1996, RSAC is composed of representatives from all facets of the railroad industry, from railroads to labor to industry associations. It is chaired by the FRA Associate Administrator for Safety. NRC is a voting member of RSAC. Through the RSAC process we help to ensure the creation of effective regulatory regimes that do not impose undue burdens on rail contractors. NRC sits on a number of RSAC Working Groups created to deal with the specifics of certain RSAC tasks.


Federal Railroad Administration & Federal Transit Administration Safety Avisories

Follow the most recent FRA & FTA industry-relevant safety advisories.

Federal Railroad Administration & Federal Transit Administration Safety Regulations

See a full list of FRA Final Rules on FRA site here.

Of particular note to NRC members:

Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)

Rail industry and track construction regulations as listed in the CFR. Click here for a summary.


OSHA Forms & Resources