Author Archives: Nancy Sheehan-McCulloch

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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California Operation Lifesaver Kicks Off September Rail Safety Month and Raises Awareness for U.S. Rail Safety Week

September 1, 2017-  Eight years ago, in August 2009, the California State Legislature proclaimed September as Rail Safety Month. Presenting California Operation Lifesaver and their rail partners with this proclamation the Legislature recognized the need for rail safety education. California … Continue reading

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Tracking CAOL – Jan – June 2017

The First Half of 2017 has flown by… WOW! It is hard to believe that we are half way through 2017! California Operation Lifesaver (CAOL) was off and running at the beginning of the year. Our team of amazing volunteers lost no … Continue reading

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California Operation Lifesaver Receives Rail Safety Education Grant

May 24, 2017 – California Operation Lifesaver has been awarded a grant from                Operation Lifesaver, Inc., (OLI) in partnership with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) for rail crossing safety public education efforts in conjunction with                      U.S. Rail Safety Week (RSW), … Continue reading

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California Operation Lifesaver notes an increase in 2016 crossing collisions; pedestrian-train casualties rose from 2015 levels

Preliminary Rail Crossing and Trespass Statistics, 2016 vs. 2015 Source: FRA Office of Safety Analysis Graeagle CA March 17, 2017 – Collisions at highway-rail grade crossings in California rose by 11.3 percent in 2016 and rail trespass casualties (deaths plus … Continue reading

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2016 Fades Into 2017

It’s hard to believe that we are already at the end of this year, a year filled with challenges to meet and goals to achieve. 2016 has been a busy year for California Operation Lifesaver. The number and variety of … Continue reading

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