Tuesday, February 26, 2013

OLI, FTA set transit Safety Education Grants

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Operation Lifesaver, Inc., in partnership with the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), announced Monday that grant funds are available to transit agencies and other governmental entities for rail transit safety education and public awareness initiatives.

"Passenger rail and transit are experiencing ridership growth," said OLI President and CEO Joyce Rose. "These FTA-funded grant projects help our state programs work with local transit agencies and government organizations to make a difference in rail safety in their communities."

FTA Administrator Peter Rogoff said, "The Federal Transit Administration is pleased to partner with Operation Lifesaver because as rail transit expands in communities across the country, it is essential that drivers and pedestrians have the education they need to remain safe near trains, tracks, and at crossings."

Rose noted that grant amounts range from $20,000 to $25,000 and require a 25% match, either as in-kind services or non-federal cash. Projects must be focused on safety education or public awareness initiatives in communities with rail transit systems (regional or “commuter” rail, light rail, and streetcar). OLI-approved materials and OLI logos must be used, and all grants must be coordinated through state Operation Lifesaver programs. The deadline for grant proposals is June 30.

"Passenger rail and transit are experiencing ridership growth," said OLI President and CEO Joyce Rose. "These FTA-funded grant projects help our state programs work with local transit agencies and government organizations to make a difference in rail safety in their communities."

FTA Administrator Peter Rogoff said, "The Federal Transit Administration is pleased to partner with Operation Lifesaver because as rail transit expands in communities across the country, it is essential that drivers and pedestrians have the education they need to remain safe near trains, tracks, and at crossings."

Rose noted that grant amounts range from $20,000 to $25,000 and require a 25% match, either as in-kind services or non-federal cash. Projects must be focused on safety education or public awareness initiatives in communities with rail transit systems (regional or “commuter” rail, light rail, and streetcar). OLI-approved materials and OLI logos must be used, and all grants must be coordinated through state Operation Lifesaver programs. The deadline for grant proposals is June 30.