I don't know about the NYCTA, but a railroad has a certain definition of when you would need to take a RWP class. For contractors, I believe if you come within 15 feet of the field side of the rail, you have potential to foul. RR employees, the potential is 4 feet. They have a different standard for different groups. I wouldn't be surprised if this guy is entitled to some training. The FRA requires that the RR supply the training to contractors working on or about the ROW.