Keolis Group makes Executive Committee appointments; WSP USA National Transit and Rail Leader receives Woman of the Year Award from the Northeast Florida Chapter of WTS International (WTSI); STV appoints Vice President; Operation Lifesaver, Inc., (OLI) announces new members of the Board of Directors and National Advisory Council.
Operation Lifesaver, Inc., (OLI) has named Debra Ashworth, a retired Union Pacific employee, and the late Delmar Kittendorf of Marrieta, Ga., as co-winners of the F. Tom Roberts Memorial Volunteer Award, recognizing their rail safety education outreach efforts.
Following Rail Safety Week, the U.S. Department of Transportation is running a $6.6 million “Stop. Trains Can’t” public awareness campaign through Nov. 8. In addition, Operation Lifesaver, Inc. (OLI) has made available online versions of its most popular highway-rail grade crossing safety materials for children.
Social media and virtual messaging is spreading the word for Rail Safety Week (Sept. 21-27) due to the pandemic. The #STOPTrackTragedies campaign is encouraging safe behavior near highway-rail grade crossings and railroad rights-of-way, and raising awareness of the need for rail safety education.
Mexico will join the U.S. and Canada in observing Rail Safety Week this year from Sept. 21-27. Operation Lifesaver, Inc. (OLI), Operation Lifesaver Canada and the Asociación Mexicana de Ferrocarriles (Mexican Association of Railroads—AMF) will support the public awareness initiative to encourage drivers and pedestrians to practice safe behavior near railroad tracks.
Operation Lifesaver, Inc. (OLI), in partnership with the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), announced that $200,525 in grants will be awarded to 15 state Operation Lifesaver programs for a variety of rail crossing safety and trespass prevention public education projects, many of which will be conducted in conjunction with the nonprofit safety group’s observance of Rail Safety Week, Sept. 21-27, 2020.
Operation Lifesaver, Inc., (OLI) in partnership with the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), announced it will award the first Innovative Rail Safety Grant for $60,000 to New York Operation Lifesaver. The grant will fund a targeted, data-driven and multifaceted trespass prevention campaign in the state.
Four new leaders are in place for rail-safety nonprofit Operation Lifesaver, Inc. (OLI) state programs, according to OLI Executive Director Rachel Maleh: The new District of Columbia Operation Lifesaver Coordinator is Jeffrey Bennett; Colin Smith serves in the role for Montana Operation Lifesaver; Toni Clithero is state coordinator for Vermont Operation Lifesaver; and Tracey Lamb leads the Operation Lifesaver program in Virginia.
A new safety video released by Operation Lifesaver, Inc. (OLI) is targeting professional drivers of cement, dump and garbage trucks and their employers to prevent devastating collisions between these vehicles and trains at railroad crossings across the U.S.
As part of its Passenger Rail Safety campaign, Operation Lifesaver, Inc. (OLI) recently awarded $175,000 in grants to 10 rail transit agencies in eight states to increase rail transit safety public awareness and implement safety education projects and campaigns.