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DC Department of Transportation, Operation Lifesaver Launch Streetcar Safety Education Campaign

WASHINGTON, D.C., September 29, 2014 – Today, District Department of Transportation (DDOT) and Operation Lifesaver, Inc.(OLI) launched a joint, Look, Listen, Be Safe! campaign to educate students and their families about streetcar safety.  The campaign is aimed at helping students be safe when interacting with … Continue reading

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OPERATION LIFESAVER ANNOUNCES GRANTS TO ELEVEN TRANSIT AGENCIES FOR “SEE TRACKS? THINK TRAIN!” EDUCATIONAL CAMPAIGNS

WASHINGTON, DC, September 17, 2014 – Operation Lifesaver, Inc. (OLI) today announced the award of $162,500 in grant funds for public awareness and safety education projects involving eleven transit agencies across the United States. The local transit agencies and state Operation Lifesaver programs will … Continue reading

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Mark Kalina Shares His Story at Arlington High in Riverside

Mark Kalina (http://www.mkjrfoundation.org/marks-story/) spoke with the Arlington leadership students during class and the student body at lunch about his “short-cut to save five minutes that changed his life forever.” Mark’s message is one of personal strength and gratitude.  “Most train … Continue reading

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Caltrain Marks Rail Safety Month by Adding Suicide Prevention Resources to Website

  Media Contact: Christine Dunn, 650.508.6238  Caltrain kicked off its annual rail safety observance today with the adoption of a proclamation declaring September Railroad Safety Month.  This year the commuter railroad will highlight its continuing efforts to address death by a … Continue reading

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Officer on the Train Event at UP’s Gemco Yard

Rail Safety depends on efficient, effective enforcement, which is what Officer on the Train events are all about. Here’s the official report from Van Nuys. WHAT: News conference to announce traffic enforcement initiatives directed to motorist and pedestrians who fail … Continue reading

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Operation Lifesaver Encourages Motorists to Look, Listen & Live This Thanksgiving

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Although AAA projectsthat slightly fewer people will travel for Thanksgiving this year, the auto club expects 43.4 million people in the United States to go at least 50 miles from home on turkey day — 90 percent of … Continue reading

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Holiday Train Kicks Off the Season Dec. 7 & 8

Caltrain will once again be transformed into Santa’s sleigh on the first weekend in December, as the Caltrain Holiday Train, presented by the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, spreads holiday cheer from Santa Clara to San Francisco. Glowing with lights and … Continue reading

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Incredible Belgian Chocolate Train… SWEET!

The sculpture, on display at the busy Brussels South station, is 112-feet (34.05 meters) long and weighs over 2,755 pounds (1250 kilos). Maltese chocolate artist Andrew Farrugia spent over 700 hours constructing the masterpiece. He said he came up with the idea of the train last year … Continue reading

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CAOL Educates Riverside County in Support of International Level Crossing Awareness Day

California Operation Lifesaver (CAOL) and the Southern California Rail Safety Team (SCRST)—which includes management of public safety from Amtrak, BNSF, Metrolink, and the UPRR—conducted an 8-hour Grade Crossing Collision Investigation (GCCI) course for Corona, Riverside, and Upland Police Officers. In … Continue reading

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Congratulations to ILCAD poster contest winner, Jennifer Sanchez!

We are proud to announce that Fourth Grader Jennifer Sanchez, winner of Union Pacific’s Fresno Coalition rail safety poster contest, has been selected as one of International Level Crossing Awareness Day’s world-wide winners! Click on the image below to view … Continue reading

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