Author Archives: Nancy Sheehan-McCulloch

California Operation Lifesaver notes increase in 2018 crossing collisions; pedestrian-train casualties rose from 2017 levels

Preliminary Rail Crossing and Trespass Statistics, 2017 vs. 2018 –                              Source: FRA Office of Safety Analysis Sacramento, CA April 11, 2019 – Collisions at highway-rail grade crossings in California rose by 14.5 percent in 2018 and rail trespass casualties (deaths … Continue reading

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Practice Rail Safety! It’s about Saving Lives 2018… 2019!

2019 –  California Operation Lifesaver 25th Anniversary It’s hard to believe that 2018 has come to an end and we are embarking into 2019. California Operation Lifesaver (CAOL) filled 2018 with outreach efforts and a year dedicated to doing all … Continue reading

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Raising Awareness to Change Dangerous Behavior on Railroad Tracks

Every three hours someone is hit by a train in the United States. On foot or in a vehicle, the result is the same — severe injury or even death. California ranks number one in trespass casualties (injuries and fatalities). … Continue reading

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Rail Safety Week – Operation Clear Track

            FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Nancy Sheehan California Operation Lifesaver, 530-832-0683, nsheehan.caol@sbcglobal.net Jessica Puchala, Operation Lifesaver, Inc., 703-739-0308, news@oli.org Kimberly Woods, Amtrak, 202-906-3860, MediaRelations@amtrak.com Amtrak Police, Operation Lifesaver Mobilize Railroad Safety Operation in California 2nd … Continue reading

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California Operation Lifesaver notes reduction in 2017 crossing collisions; pedestrian-train casualties rose from 2016 levels

Preliminary Rail Crossing and Trespass Statistics, 2016 vs. 2017 Source: FRA Office of Safety Analysis Sacramento, California March 15, 2018 – Collisions at highway-rail grade crossings in California fell by 1.2 percent in 2017 and rail trespass casualties (deaths plus … Continue reading

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2017 A Year of Outreach Rolls Into 2018

2017 was filled with rail safety awareness endeavors across the state. The year teemed with a variety of methods and efforts to educate California communities about avoiding dangerous behaviors near railroad tracks. Our efforts steadfastly demonstrated the importance of making … Continue reading

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California Operation Lifesaver Volunteer Honored for his Dedication to Rail Safety

Originally posted on Pacific Surfliner Blog:
Minutes before the San Diego Padres faced the Los Angeles Dodgers at Petco Park on September 3, Chris Ranford walked onto the field in his bright red Operation Lifesaver shirt. He never thought his…

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