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Media Advisory: Saving lives near train tracks is focus of 9/25 OLI press conference
Operation Lifesaver, Inc. (OLI), the national nonprofit rail safety education organization, will hold a press conference during the first U.S. Rail Safety Week (RSW), September 24-30, which aims to reduce rail-related driver injuries and fatalities and prevent trespassing on railroad property through increased public awareness. The event will include the announcement of a national rail safety enforcement effort; interview opportunities with speakers, including a mother who lost a son in a track trespassing incident, will be available following the press conference.
Jamie Rennert, Director of the Office of Program Delivery, Federal Railroad Administration’s Office of Railroad Policy and Development
Scot Naparstek, Chief Operating Officer, Amtrak
Neil Trugman, Chief of Police, Amtrak
Mike Rush, Senior Vice President of Safety & Operations, Association of American Railroads
Bonnie Murphy, President and CEO, Operation Lifesaver, Inc.
Nancy Kenyon Richardson, Mother who lost her son in a tragic trespass incident
Press conference during the first U.S. Rail Safety Week, September 24-30, 2017.
Monday, September 25, 10:30 a.m., Starlight Room, Union Station, 60 Massachusetts Ave., NE, Washington, DC. Media check in at Amtrak Gate D.
Federal statistics show that about every three hours in the United States, a person or vehicle is hit by a train. Operation Lifesaver, Inc. (OLI), the national rail safety education nonprofit, is working in partnership with the U.S. Department of Transportation and other organizations to observe the first U.S. Rail Safety Week (RSW), September 24-30, 2017.
Libby Rector Snipe, 703-739-0284 (O)
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 preventing trespassing on or near railroad tracks. A national network of trained volunteers gives free presentations on rail safety and a public awareness campaign, “See Tracks? Think Train!” provides the public with tips and statistics to encourage safe behavior near the tracks. OLI will lead a national observance of U.S. Rail Safety Week, September 24-30, 2017. Learn more about U.S. Rail Safety Week; follow OLI on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.
Operation Lifesaver, Inc. understands the importance of the news media’s role in helping the public make safe decisions around tracks and trains.
To request further information about Operation Lifesaver’s activities, or for additional safety information, email general[at]oli.org or contact our national headquarters office at 703-739-0308.
If you are a reporter seeking information for a local news story, view our list of state Operation Lifesaver program contacts.
If you are on deadline for a story and would like Operation Lifesaver, Inc.'s perspective on a highway-rail safety or trespass prevention topic, email news[at]oli.org
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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