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OLI names new President & CEO
Bonnie Murphy, a former commuter rail executive and Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) official, will become President and CEO of Operation Lifesaver, Inc. (OLI) in late January, OLI Board Chair Bill…
OLI Board of Directors elects new 2016 officials
The Operation Lifesaver, Inc. (OLI) Board of Directors announced on Nov. 20, 2015 that it has elected members and officers for the two-year term that begins Jan. 1, 2016.
INRD partners with OLI, police on grade crossing safety blitz
The Indiana Rail Road (INRD) is participating in Indiana Rail Safety Week, which runs the week of Aug. 23-29, by partnering with the Terre Haute Police Department and Indiana Operation…
OLI awards $204,000 for crossing safety public awareness campaigns
Operation Lifesaver, Inc. (OLI), in partnership with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), announced on August 11, 2015 more than $200,0000 in grants to 13 State Operation Lifesaver programs for a…
NS continues safety train program in Ohio
Norfolk Southern’s (NS) Whistle-Stop Safety Train continues its journey this week, traveling through Ohio August 4-6, 2015 to deliver a life-saving message to motorists and pedestrians about staying safe around…
NS, OLI bring safety message to the Carolinas
Norfolk Southern operated its Whistle-Stop Safety Train in North Carolina and South Carolina the week of July 27, 2015 “to remind motorists and pedestrians to be safe and alert when…
FRA and Google team up on grade crossing safety
Google has agreed to partner with the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) on grade crossing safety, the agency announced on June 29, 2015.
OLI president laments Metro-North incident
Operation Lifesaver, Inc. (OLI) President Joyce Rose commented Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015, on the Feb. 3 collision in Valhalla, N.Y., involving an SUV and a Metro-North Railroad consist.
OLI names 11 for safety campaign grants
Operation Lifesaver, Inc. (OLI) on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2014 announced the names of 11 transit agencies sharing $162,500 in grant funding for public awareness and safety education projects across the…
INRD near-fatalities underscore trespassing problem
Railroads, Operation Lifesaver, and law enforcement communicate three facts on a daily basis: “Railroad tracks are private property, they are not public thoroughfares, and they are very dangerous.” Yet, despite…
Strang, Martino, Carlson join OLI board
Three new members have been named to the board of directors of Operation Lifesaver, Inc. (OLI): Jo Strang, vice president of regulatory affairs for the American Short Line and Regional…
NS/OL safety train visiting Delaware and Pennsylvania
Norfolk Southern and Operation Lifesaver are bringing their Whistle-Stop safety train tour to Delaware and eastern and central Pennsylvania to stress the importance of public safety around railroad tracks. It’s…
OLI: Safety Education Grant applications sought
Operation Lifesaver, Inc. said Tuesday, June 10, 2014, that the application period is now open for a total of $150,000 in grant funds for transit agencies and other local governmental…
OLI President hails crossing awareness day
Operation Lifesaver Inc. President Joyce Rose said Tuesday, June 3, 2014 that she and Operation Lifesaver USA are "proud to observe the sixth annual International Level Crossing Awareness Day (ILCAD),…
NS, OLI back Georgia whistle-stop safety train
Norfolk Southern and Operation Lifesaver Inc. are hosting "The Peach State Whistle-Stop Safety Train" this week as a 327-mile tour stretches from Valdosta, in southeast Georgia, north to Dalton, Ga.,…
Hale, Pepper honored by Operation Lifesaver
Operation Lifesaver at its May 14-15, 2014 Leadership Conference presented national safety awards highlighting individual achievements in preventing deaths and injuries around railroad tracks and trains to Ron Hale of…
See Tracks? Think Train!
Operation Lifesaver, Inc. (OLI) on March 8, 2014 launched a new public service advertising campaign called See Tracks? Think Train! that aims to reduce pedestrian and driver injuries and fatalities…
NS’s Barringer succeeds CSX’s Stayton as OLI board chair
William “Bill” Barringer, director of grade crossing safety at Norfolk Southern, has been named chairman of Operation Lifesaver's 14-member board of directors. Barringer succeeds Cliff Stayton, director of hazardous materials…
OLI CEO to address highway safety group
Members of the National Association of Women Highway Safety Leaders 2013 Conference in San Diego, Calif., are slated for a safety reminder involving roads and railroads, courtesy of Operation Lifesaver,…
Railroad tracks: A good place to work, but not to walk
Statistics released by the Federal Railroad Administration June 28 show that railroads remain a safe place to work. In this year’s first four months, only one employee was killed vs.…
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