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  • Operation Lifesaver Welcomes New Education Manager

    By Operation Lifesaver 12-06-2018

    Thomas Brings More Than 20 Years of Experience to the Role

    Washington, D.C. (December 6, 2018) - Operation Lifesaver, Inc. (OLI) welcomes Ericka Thomas as the Manager of Education, Training and Instructional Design for the national rail safety education organization. In this role, she will develop safety education materials for the public, and provide oversight for OLI eLearning programs as well as instructor-led training for Operation Lifesaver Authorized Volunteers (OLAVs) and OLI Coaches.

  • Operation Lifesaver Welcomes New Executive Director

    By Operation Lifesaver 11-01-2018

    Maleh Brings Nearly 30 Years of Experience to the Role

    Washington, D.C. (November 1, 2018) – The Board of Directors of Operation Lifesaver, Inc. (OLI) is pleased to welcome Ms. Rachel Maleh as Executive Director of the nonprofit railroad safety education organization. Maleh has served as OLI’s Interim Chief Operating Officer since February 2018. 

  • Rail Transit Safety Education Best Practices Report Available

    By Operation Lifesaver 10-25-2018

    Washington, D.C. (October 25, 2018) – The report “Best Practices for Rail Transit Safety Education” is now available from Operation Lifesaver, Inc. (OLI), the national nonprofit rail safety education organization. The report was produced to assist transit agencies in developing effective public education campaigns in their communities. OLI works with the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and transit agencies across the country to promote safe behavior around light rail, streetcars, commuter rail, and subways.  

  • Ries Named Recipient of Operation Lifesaver’s Champion Award

    By Operation Lifesaver 10-23-2018

    Washington, D.C. (October 23, 2018) - The national rail safety education organization Operation Lifesaver, Inc. (OLI) congratulates Ronald Ries for being selected as the recipient of the Champion Award for 2018. Ries recently accepted the honor at a meeting of OLI’s National Advisory Council where he has served as the federal agency representative for many years. Ries is the Staff Director of the Federal Railroad Administration’s (FRA) Highway-Rail Crossing and Trespasser Programs Division.

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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. 


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