Statement by OLI President Sramek on FRA guidance for improving rail safety

Operation Lifesaver is part of the national safety solution to highway-rail collisions and pedestrian-rail incidents, as recognized by US Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood on January 20.

Our commitment to protecting lives has never wavered, only grown, since 1972 with expanded educational outreach through community safety presentations, training for truck drivers, school bus drivers and new drivers, and prevention programming.  Today’s OL meets new economic and social challenges by using technology to enhance its outreach to hard-to-reach, high-risk demographic groups. Developing campaigns targeted at critical pedestrian groups, like college students, sports enthusiasts and the homeless, offers a particular challenge as millions of Americans are easily distracted by increased use of electronic devices.

OL looks forward to a continued effort with these partners to offer prevention outreach for millions of drivers and at-risk pedestrians near tracks and trains.

Note: For more information on Operation Lifesaver, Inc., visit; for information on the US Department of Transportation’s guidance on these issues, see

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] 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]

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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