Statement by Operation Lifesaver, Inc. President Bonnie Murphy on Batory Nomination

Operation Lifesaver, Inc., the national rail safety education nonprofit, welcomes the nomination of former Conrail President and CEO Ronald L. Batory as Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA). As a veteran railroader, Mr. Batory is aware of the importance of educating the public about making safe choices at railroad crossings and along rights-of-way. Ninety-five percent of rail-related incidents nationwide are due to grade crossing collisions or rail trespassers; our mission is to reduce these incidents.

We value our safety partnership with the FRA, and following his confirmation by the Senate, we look forward to working with Mr. Batory to keep drivers and pedestrians safe, and on preparations for the first-ever U.S. Rail Safety Week, September 24-30, 2017.

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 FacebookTwitterInstagram and Pinterest.

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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, please contact our national headquarters office at 703-739-0308. If you are a reporter on deadline, please contact:

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 Alexandria, VA, that supports state programs, develops education materials, and creates public awareness campaigns for audiences of all ages. 

 

 

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Operation Lifesaver, Inc.
1420 King Street, Suite 201
Alexandria, VA 22314

703-739-0308
Fax: 703-519-8267
Email : general@oli.org

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