Operation Lifesaver, Sound Transit share secrets for success in passenger rail safety

Sound Transit's Carol Doering

Operation Lifesaver, Sound Transit share secrets for success in passenger rail safety    

WASHINGTON, DC, August 25, 2011 – Across America, public light rail systems are joining Operation Lifesaver (OL, www.oli.org), the national, nonprofit rail safety education group,  in providing rail safety education to keep people safe around trains and rail crossings. One light rail system, Sound Transit, reveals its secrets for success - games, videos and multilingual messaging - in a profile of passenger rail safety best practices.

“We've been using OL since we began operating light rail in 2003 because public rail education helps reduce incidents,” says Carol Doering, Sound Transit community outreach specialist for safety.

Details on what Sound Transit’s Link light rail system is doing to promote safety for its passengers are available on Operation Lifesaver’s website at: http://oli.org/about-us/passenger-rail-safety/best-practices or http://bit.ly/nBCwMy.

About Operation Lifesaver

Operation Lifesaver, Inc. is a national, non-profit safety education group whose goal is to eliminate deaths and injuries at railroad crossings and along railroad rights of way. Operation Lifesaver has programs in all 50 states, with trained and certified presenters who provide free safety talks to community groups, school bus drivers, truck drivers and student drivers to raise awareness around railroad tracks and trains. For more information, and to request a free safety presentation, visit www.oli.org.     


Media Contact

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. 


National Office

Operation Lifesaver, Inc.
425 Third Street SW, Suite 915
Washington, D.C. 20024

Fax: 703-519-8267
Email : [email protected]

Media Inquiries: [email protected]

Transit Inquiries: [email protected]

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