Operation Lifesaver, Inc. (OLI) has released new rail safety resources to help farmers and farm machine operators avoid incidents around railroad tracks. According to preliminary 2020 Federal Railroad Administration statistics, 325 crossing collisions comprising 17% of total incidents occurred at private crossings, resulting in 22 fatalities (11.2% of total crossing-related deaths) and 111 injuries (16.1% of total crossing injuries).
Commemorating the 50th anniversary of Operation Lifesaver (OLI), Amtrak on Jan. 12 released into service a specially painted P-42 diesel, emblazoned on both sides with the message, “See Tracks? Think Train!”
Operation Lifesaver Inc. (OLI) has named Georgia Operation Lifesaver State Coordinator Jennie Glasgow recipient of its 2021 Champion Award “in recognition of more than 40 years advancing rail safety education.” OLI announced Glasgow’s award during the 2021 Operation Lifesaver State Coordinator Summit in Omaha, Neb.
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.
Operation Lifesaver Inc. (OLI) and Atlas Model Railroad Company have collaborated on a commemorative 50th Anniversary model locomotive that will be available in 2022 in N, HO, and O scales.
Operation Lifesaver, Inc. (OLI), in partnership with the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), has reported the award of $200,317 in competitive rail safety awareness grants to OLI programs in 12 states.
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.
The Posner Foundation of Pittsburgh has renewed its grant funding for Operation Lifesaver, Inc.’s (OLI) U.S. rail safety education campaigns.
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.