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Federal Family Assistance Legislation & NTSB Federal Family Assistnace Plan for Rail Passenger Disasters
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 Federal Family Assistance Legislation & NTSB Federal Family Assistnace Plan for Rail Passenger Disasters

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Federal Family Assistance Legislation for Rail Passenger Disasters

Federal laws provide legal mandates under which the NTSB TDA Division, Rail Passenger Carriers, and the American Red Cross as the designated organization for psychological, emotional and spiritual care, operate:

 

Legislated Rail Passenger Carriers

Legal mandates outlined in the Federal Family Assistance Legislation, apply to rail passenger disasters investigated by the NTSB that meet the criteria under the laws:

 

Passenger List & Manifest Distribution

For questions associated with passenger list or manifest distribution after transportation disasters, please refer to the NTSB Guidance for Passenger List/Manifest Distribution & Control or contact the NTSB TDA Division directly for further assistance.

 

Participating Organizations

Photo of organizations collaborating.As the coordinator of family assistance resources during a legislated aviation accident investigation, the NTSB relies on support from participating organizations including the Federal agencies and other family assistance organizations in accordance with guidance provided in the Federal Family Assistance Plans for Rail Passenger Disasters.

The associated guidance identifies additional participating organization responsibilities known as support tasks following a legislated accident and can be found in the following guidance plans:

Further information and resources associated with our participating organizations & associated family assistance information can be found in the NTSB Family Assistance Resources Library.

For additional questions related to the Federal Family Assistance Legislation & NTSB Federal Family Assistance Plan for Rail Passenger Disasters, please contact the TDA Division.

If you are not a legislated transportation carrier, a participating organization, or unsure of your agency’s or organization’s role in a transportation disaster family assistance response and would like to learn more, please visit our Transportation Disaster Assistance Operations, Planning & Training section.