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Surface Transportation Security Advisory Committee

The Surface Transportation Security Advisory Committee advises the TSA Administrator on surface transportation security matters, including the development, refinement, and implementation of policies, programs, initiatives, rulemakings and security directives pertaining to surface transportation security.

The committee operates in accordance with the provisions of the TSA Modernization Act of 2018, which was signed into law on October 3, 2018. This committee is exempt from the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act.

The committee typically meets at least twice a year, with one of these meetings open to the public. Please see below for upcoming meetings and minutes from recent meetings.

Committee Charter

STSAC Charter (pdf. 249KB)

Committee Membership

The committee is composed of voting and nonvoting members.

  • Nonvoting members serve on the committee in an advisory capacity and include representatives from federal departments and agencies, as the Administrator considers appropriate.
  • Voting members consist of individuals representing each mode of surface transportation, such as passenger rail, freight rail, mass transit, pipelines, highways, over-the-road bus, school bus industry, and trucking.

Voting members serve two-year terms and may continue to serve until the Administrator appoints a successor. The committee may also request the assistance of individuals with subject-matter expertise related to the jurisdiction of the committee.

See a listing of Surface Transportation Security Advisory Committee members.

Committee Reports

The committee will submit two types of reports to the TSA Administrator:

  1. Periodic reports on matters the Administrator or majority of members of the committee deem important.
  2. Annual reports providing information on the activities, findings, and recommendations of the committee during the preceding year.

We will post the annual reports on our website no later than six months after the Administrator receives them.

Upcoming Committee Meetings

  • July 11, 2019: Public Meeting
  • October 24, 2019: Closed Meeting

Recent Committee Meetings

Contact Information

For more information about the Surface Transportation Security Advisory Committee, please email your inquiry.