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.
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.