Operation Lifesaver, Inc. Releases Suite of New Transit Rail Safety Assets Empowering Safe Choices Around Rail Transit
WASHINGTON, DC, August 15, 2022 – Operation Lifesaver, Inc. (OLI), in partnership with the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), today releases a suite of new rail safety education materials intended for transit riders and communities with operating or planned rail transit systems to include commuter rail, light rail, subway and streetcar service. The materials are available to transit agencies, Operation Lifesaver state programs and the general public and may be found on the OLI website at oli.org/passenger-rail-safety.
New transit materials include:
- Three new 30- and 15-second video and audio PSAs (Public Service Announcements) in English and Spanish – Safety at Rail Transit Stations, Rail Transit Crossing Safety and Safety Around Streetcars and Light Rail
- A transit safety brochure in English and Spanish available in a variety of formats
- Social media graphics in English and Spanish, designed for sharing on social platforms
- A six-minute transit-specific safety video, In the Interest of Safety: Transit
Said OLI Executive Director Rachel Maleh, “These new rail transit specific materials will help keep the public safe when using rail transit or sharing the roadways with commuter trains, light rail and streetcars. We are extremely grateful to our safety partners at the Federal Transit Administration for providing funding for these important projects.”
Said FTA Administrator Nuria Fernandez, “FTA is proud to continue its support of Operation Lifesaver to fund innovative new materials. I encourage rail transit agencies to use these safety education and outreach materials as a way to increase safety on and around their rail transit systems. Together, we are making a difference and saving lives.”
Maleh continued, “Know the facts. Make good decisions. And share the rail safety message. Together, we can stop track tragedies.”
All materials can be found at oli.org/passenger-rail-safety.
About Operation Lifesaver
Operation Lifesaver, which this year celebrates the 50th anniversary of its founding in 1972, is a non-profit public safety education and awareness organization dedicated to reducing collisions, fatalities and injuries at highway-rail crossings and preventing trespassing on or near railroad tracks. In 1986 the non-profit Operation Lifesaver, Inc. national office was created to help support the efforts of state Operation Lifesaver programs, saving lives by sharing rail safety messages with audiences across the U.S. and beyond. A national network of trained volunteers gives free presentations on rail safety and a public awareness campaign, “See Tracks? Think Train!” provides tips and statistics to encourage safe behavior near the tracks. Learn more about Rail Safety Week; follow OLI on social media via Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube.