Operation Lifesaver Canada

Paul Cristina has been named DCTA's President and CEO after serving as Interim CEO since March 2022.
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People News: DCTA, CN

The Denton County Transportation Authority appoints Paul Cristina as President and CEO. Also, CN Police Constable Hank Neumiller receives Operation Lifesaver Canada’s (OL) Roger Cyr Award for “outstanding contributions to rail safety.”

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Rail Safety Week Initiatives Accelerate (UPDATED)

As Rail Safety Week (RSW) (Sept. 19-25), a collaborative effort among Operation Lifesaver, Inc. (OLI), state OLI programs and rail safety partners across the U.S., Canada and Mexico, continues to be observed, North American carriers and organizations are mobilizing to raise awareness about rail safety and to help stop track tragedies during this annual week-long event. Here is a roundup of the week’s initiatives.

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Rail Safety Briefs: OLI, OL Canada, CN, Metro-North Railroad, LIRR

Operation Lifesaver, Inc. (OLI) urges public to help stop track tragedies during Rail Safety Week (RSW) 2022 and beyond. Also, Operation Lifesaver (OL) Canada joins forces with Thomas & Friends™ to teach kids about rail safety; CN police services mobilize across Canada and the U.S. to raise awareness about rail safety; and Metro-North Railroad and Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) announce national campaign to educate public about safety around trains and tracks.

OL Canada's latest campaign features Reb (Rebel) and takes a light-hearted approach to educating young Canadians about rail safety.
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OL Canada: ‘Seriously. Read the Signs’

Operation Lifesaver (OL) Canada launched on Aug. 10 a new animated rail-safety campaign for young Canadians. The campaign, “Seriously. Read the Signs,” which OL Canada said “takes on a light-hearted approach,” is

Rail Safety Week Set for Sept. 20-26

Operation Lifesaver Inc. (OLI), Operation Lifesaver Canada and the Mexican Association of Railroads (AMF) are kicking off this year’s observance of Rail Safety Week in North America on Sept. 20.

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OL Canada Seeks to Save Lives, in Two Languages

Operation Lifesaver (OL) Canada has launched a new bilingual (English and French) railway suicide-prevention public-awareness campaign “to remind those who may be struggling with their mental health that help is available.” The Today is Better (Ça va mieux) campaign consists of 11 videos featuring the personal stories of people who have experienced suicidal thoughts and sought help.

CN Police Constable Lebreux receives Roger Cyr Award

CN Police Constable André LeBreux is the recipient of Operation Lifesaver Canada’s 2019 Roger Cyr Award, which is presented annually to an OL Rail Safety Ambassador “who goes above and beyond in promoting rail safety.”

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OL Canada Partners With Waze for Safety App

Operation Lifesaver (OL) Canada announced a partnership with navigation app Waze in an effort to alert Canadian drivers to rail crossings through a new safety feature embedded in the app.