The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) sponsors the Close Call Reporting program in partnership with the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 689 (ATU L-689), the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 922 (IBT L-922), and the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS).
WMATA Close Call Reporting is intended to improve safety in rail and bus transit operations. This pilot program is voluntary, confidential, and non-punitive. Close Call Reporting encourages employees to report incidents that WMATA, ATU L-689, and IBT L-922 would otherwise not know about. The data collected from these reports are used to identify root causes of close calls and develop preventative measures that can prevent safety incidents from happening.