The Rail Industry Worker program was launched in March 2013. The system, previously known as Rail Safety Worker, the Pegasus Card or the Onsite Track Easy Card, was designed to improve delivery and monitoring of safety, training, competencies and certification for all participating Australian rail networks.
The Australasian Railway Association (ARA), on behalf of Rail Transport Operators, undertook a tender process in 2018. The tender process was conducted to ensure that the RIW Program meets the expanding needs of the rail industry.
The ARA awarded the new contract for delivering RIW Program Services to Metro Trains Australia (MTA) from 28th June 2019.