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  • National Public Service Campaign Targets Risky Driver and Pedestrian Behavior Near Rail Tracks

    By OLI Communications 4-08-2014

    National Public Service Campaign Targets Risky Driver and Pedestrian Behavior Near Rail Tracks in Effort to Save Lives

    Federal Officials, Safety Advocates and Railroads Join Forces to Launch ‘See Tracks? Think Train!’

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 8, 2014) – Operation Lifesaver, Inc. (OLI) today launched a new public service advertising (PSA) campaign called See Tracks? Think Train! which aims to reduce pedestrian and driver injuries and fatalities around railroad tracks by highlighting behaviors that put people at risk. Launched with the help of the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and Association of American Railroads (AAR), the PSA campaign features bilingual television, radio, print and billboard advertisements aimed at educating drivers and pedestrians in the hopes of saving lives.
     

  • Statement on the Movie “Divergent” by Operation Lifesaver, Inc. President Joyce Rose

    By OLI Communications 3-21-2014

    The action-adventure film "Divergent," which opened in theaters nationwide this week, depicts a future world where people are divided into factions based on human virtues. Unfortunately, like the young adult novel upon which it is based, in the movie members of the Dauntless faction travel to different parts of their post-apocalyptic city by jumping onto and off of moving trains.

    Although this movie depicts a fantasy world, in real life, about every three hours a person or vehicle is hit by a train in the United States.

  • FRA Administrator Joe Szabo to Keynote Operation Lifesaver 2014 Leadership Conference

    By OLI Communications 2-09-2014

    Conference Set for May 14-15, 2014 in Albuquerque, N.M.
     
    Operation Lifesaver (OLI, oli.org), the national, nonprofit rail safety education organization, will hold its 2014 Leadership Conference and Training Seminars May 14-15 at the Embassy Suites, 1000 Woodward Place NE in Albuquerque, N.M. Federal Railroad Administrator Joseph Szabo will be the keynote speaker at the event, which will draw OL state leaders, authorized volunteers, coaches, safety partners and other rail safety advocates. The conference theme is "See Tracks? Think Train!" The theme is also the slogan of Operation Lifesaver’s upcoming public awareness campaign, to be launched this spring.
     

  • Make It Home Safe for the Holidays

    By OLI Communications 12-21-2013

    Operation Lifesaver Encourages Drivers to Pay Attention to Rail Safety during Winter Travel

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. —AAA predicts that 94.5 million people will travel during the holiday season, starting today through New Year's Day. Rail safety education nonprofit Operation Lifesaver, Inc. (OLI) is appealing to drivers and pedestrians to stay alert and stay safe as they go. 

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Save the Date: 2014 Leadership Workshop May 14-15, 2014

Operation Lifesaver state program leaders, authorized volunteers, coaches, trainers, presenters and partners: Put this on your calendar! May 14-15, 2014 are the dates for our next Leadership Workshop, which will be held at the Embassy Suites,1000 Woodward Place NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico. The theme of this must-attend event for rail safety advocates is "See Tracks? Think Train!"

Be There

Join us as we explore the latest information and tools for reducing vehicle-train collisions and pedestrian rail trespass incidents in the U.S and around the world.

A daylong session for Operation Lifesaver state coordinators will held on May 13; OL coaches and trainers will have a special training session on the morning of May 14.

The Leadership Workshop starts at 1 p.m. on May 14 and concludes with a dinner on the evening of May 15.

More information will be available soon! Visit www.oli.org for updates.