The National Advisory Council (NAC) supports Operation Lifesaver's mission of ending collisions, deaths and injuries at highway-rail grade crossings and on railroad rights-of-way. As an advisory body, the NAC assists the Operation Lifesaver National Office in creating the programs and materials used by Operation Lifesaver to deliver safety messages to the public. Among these are training videos, public service announcements, brochures, and other public outreach materials. In addition, the NAC helps the National Office establish priorities for developing new educational materials and programs.

The council includes representatives with expertise in the three E's of traffic safety - education, enforcement and engineering - as well as representatives from the major railroads, federal agencies, and others knowledgeable about highway-rail grade crossing or railroad trespass prevention. Operation Lifesaver state coordinator representatives from each of the FRA regions are also on the council. Experts are brought in to serve on project teams when complex projects require expertise beyond that available on the NAC.

The NAC was created in 2008 to in place of the original Program Development Council to streamline projects and optimize operational efficiency.

“See Tracks? Think Train!” Campaign

Our national public awareness campaign seeks to change people's behavior around railroad tracks and crossings. 

About Operation Lifesaver

Operation Lifesaver is a nonprofit public safety education and awareness organization dedicated to reducing collisions, fatalities and injuries at highway-rail crossings and trespassing on or near railroad tracks. Our team consists of nationwide network of volunteers who work to educate people about rail safety, state coordinators who lead the efforts in states across the U.S. and a national office in Washington, D.C., that supports state programs, develops education materials, and creates public awareness campaigns for audiences of all ages. 


National Office

Operation Lifesaver, Inc.
425 Third Street SW, Suite 915
Washington, D.C. 20024

Fax: 703-519-8267
Email : [email protected]

Media Inquiries: [email protected]

Transit Inquiries: [email protected]

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