This committee promotes commuter railroads and works to address their unique regulatory, legislative, and operational issues. The Commuter Rail Committee, through its Operators Subcommittee, is working on a very active agenda including:
- establishing Passenger Rail Standards and Recommended Practices;
- strengthening the Commuter Rail System Safety Program;
- and enhancing the ability of passenger railroads to access freight railroad rights of way.
The committee also jointly sponsors, with the Rail Transit Committee, APTA's annual Rail Conference.