Statement by OLI Executive Director Rachel Maleh on International Level Crossing Awareness Day 2022
WASHINGTON, DC, June 7, 2022 – Rachel Maleh, Executive Director of Operation Lifesaver, Inc. (OLI), released the following statement today ahead of the worldwide observance on June 9, 2022, of International Level Crossing Awareness Day (ILCAD):
“Operation Lifesaver is proud to be part of the host committee for this year's ILCAD conference in Denver. It’s exciting to have the ILCAD conference in the USA during Operation Lifesaver’s 50th anniversary year. I am pleased to join safety leaders from around the world in our ongoing efforts to educate drivers and pedestrians about staying safe at crossings and near railroad rights-of-way. Together, we can stop track tragedies.”
View the full ILCAD press release at ilcad.org.
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 viaFacebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, PinterestandYouTube.