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  • New Leadership Named for Operation Lifesaver Programs in Colorado, Texas

    By Operation Lifesaver 4-04-2017

    Operation Lifesaver, Inc. (OLI) President and CEO Bonnie Murphy announced two new state coordinators for the nonprofit rail safety education organization: Michael (Mike) McCoy is now Colorado Operation Lifesaver state coordinator, succeeding LeeAnn Sterling, who retired; and Dalton (Dal) Tingle is now Texas Operation Lifesaver state coordinator, succeeding his wife, Sally Tingle, who is now Texas OL’s program administrator and media coordinator.

  • Operation Lifesaver, Inc. notes drop in 2016 crossing collisions, rise in trespass incidents

    By Operation Lifesaver 3-21-2017

    Recently-released U.S. government statistics reveal that vehicle-train collisions at highway-rail grade crossings fell 2.4 percent in 2016, according to Operation Lifesaver, Inc. (OLI) President and CEO Bonnie Murphy. 

  • Robert C. VanderClute Named Chair of Operation Lifesaver, Inc. Board of Directors

    By lrectorsnipe 3-16-2017

    WASHINGTON, DC, March 16, 2017 – Bonnie Murphy, president and CEO of Operation Lifesaver, Inc. (OLI), announced that the national nonprofit organization’s board of directors has elected Robert C. VanderClute as chair, following the recent resignation of previous OLI board chair William “Bill” Barringer, railroad consultant and former director of grade crossing safety at Norfolk Southern Corporation. 

  • Operation Lifesaver Announces U.S. Rail Safety Week, September 24-30, 2017

    By Operation Lifesaver 2-28-2017

    WASHINGTON, DC, February 28, 2017 - Operation Lifesaver (OLI,, the national, nonprofit rail safety education group, today announced that it will work with the U.S. Department of Transportation and other organizations to observe the first national Rail Safety Week (RSW), September 24-30, 2017.

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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 all 50 states and a national office in Alexandria, VA, that supports state programs, develops education materials, and creates public awareness campaigns for audiences of all ages. 



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