Operation Lifesaver

Alexandria, VA 22314


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1420 King Street; Suite 401
Alexandria, VA 22314
United States

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Operation Lifesaver releases engaging new educational materials to help children make safe choices while riding transit

Sept. 22, 2023
The resources include an engaging animated PSA for young children in 75-, 60- and 30-second versions, a coloring book for Pre-K children with signs, trains and scenes to color...
Safety & Security

Amtrak Police Department and Operation Lifesaver partner for Operation Clear Track initiative

Sept. 20, 2023
The Operation Clear Track initiative takes place during Rail Safety Week; both campaigns raise awareness about the importance of making safe choices near railroad tracks and crossings...
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Operation Lifesaver releases new PSA about risky decisions around railroad tracks and crossings

Sept. 11, 2023
“The Risk is Real” PSA highlights three risk-takers and the dangers they face, including an impatient driver who attempts to drive around lowered crossing gates, a woman climbing...
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Operation Lifesaver releases five new transit safety posters

Sept. 6, 2023
The posters feature close-up face images capturing transit rider attention with actionable safety advice.
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FTA funds Operation Lifesaver's three new rail safety pledges

Aug. 31, 2023
The new transit safety pledges give rail transit and commuter riders concise, actionable information to use when entering stations, accessing train platforms and riding trains...
Safety & Security

Operation Lifesaver names five new state coordinators for rail safety efforts

July 20, 2023
The new state coordinators actively participated in orientation training, immersing themselves in their roles and familiarizing themselves with their responsibilities.
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OLI updates ProDriver Challenge eLearning program

July 11, 2023
The program helps drivers prepare to make safe choices when navigating railroad crossings along their routes, putting users at the controls of a virtual dashboard where they make...
A screenshot from Amtrak's video promoting the OLI Rail Safety Pledge. The video featured top Amtrak leaders, including EVP and Chief Safety Officer Steve Predmore.
Safety & Security

Amtrak takes a pledge to rail safety

June 27, 2023
Operation Lifesaver's Rail Safety Pledge was signed by Amtrak's leadership team to encourages others to make their own commitment to safety around railroad tracks and trains.
Safety & Security

OLI awards $214,075 in competitive crossing safety awareness grants for programs in 12 states

April 26, 2023
The grants are being awarded in partnership with the Federal Railroad Administration and the Posner Foundation of Pittsburgh

OLI partnering with FRA to award $50,000 Innovative Rail Safety Competitive Grant to New York OL

April 7, 2023
The grant funds a targeted multifaceted education and outreach campaign to schools, school bus drivers, community groups, law enforcement agencies and other first responders to...

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Palm Tran named Tennille Decoste as executive chief of human resources.

People on the Move: Palm Tran, KCATA, Operation Lifesaver

Palm Tran and KCATA make appointments to their executive teams, while OLI names state coordinators.
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Sept. 20-26 is Rail Safety Week in North America and will see partners in the U.S., Canada and Mexico encouraging safe behavior around tracks.
Safety & Security

North American partners joining efforts for Rail Safety Week 2021

Sept. 23, 2021
The U.S., Canada and Mexico’s joint effort aims to #STOPTrackTragedies with emphasis on rail safety when near tracks and trains.
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Rail Safety Week 2020: Law enforcement and first responders participate in Operation Clear Track

Sept. 23, 2020
More than 600 agencies are participating in the virtual event to spread a message of safety around rail property with an end goal of decreasing the number of annual preventable...
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A screenshot of a near miss video compilation from the Regional Transportation District of Denver.

Rail Safety Week 2020: Heart-stopping near miss videos meant to grab attention

Sept. 22, 2020
Complacency, distracted walking and biking and any other diversion that pulls attention away from an active rail line can end in tragic consequences.
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Rail Safety Week 2020 moves to virtual outreach event

Sept. 21, 2020
While the pandemic has shifted outreach efforts, the emphasis on safe actions around rail crossing and railroad rights-of-way remain a focus for the industry.
Emergency notification system signs are a requirement throughout the U.S. to be on display at rail crossings in the event of a emergency situation.
Safety & Security

Working Toward Preventing Rail Suicide and Trespassing

June 28, 2018
Transit agencies are reducing trespassing and suicide along their lines through education and outreach.
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Reducing Light Rail Pedestrian Collisions

Sept. 15, 2017
Metro Transit decreased its pedestrian collisions by creating a two-pronged safety campaign to highlight safety and improve visibility around trains.


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OLI awarding $230,925 in competitive rail safety awareness grants for programs in 12 states

March 31, 2023
The grants are being awarded in partnership with the Federal Railroad Administration and the Posner Foundation of Pittsburgh.
Safety & Security

Metra to conduct Operation Lifesaver Safety Blitzes at 49 train stations

March 30, 2023
The blitzes are part of Metra's ongoing efforts to raise awareness about the importance of safe behavior around its trains and tracks.
Safety & Security

MBTA launching Safety First program in conjunction with opening of South Coast Rail service

The Safety First program’s goal is to bring an understanding of rail safety rules to residents in southeastern Massachusetts who haven’t had commuter rail service in decades.

Operation Lifesaver awards more than $140,000 in grant funds to eight transit agencies

Dec. 2, 2022
The approved grants were awarded through a competitive process, based upon criteria such as key safety messages, target audiences and evaluation methods.
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Operation Lifesaver touts success of 2022 Rail Service Week

Dec. 1, 2022
The annual observance of Rail Safety Week throughout North America is spearheaded by OLI, Operation Lifesaver Canada and the Mexican Association of Railroads.
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A screenshot of OLI's video focusing on safety on and around rail transit systems.
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Operation Lifesaver releases new transit rail safety suite of assets

Aug. 17, 2022
The educational materials were developed in partnership with FTA and promote safety around rail transit property.
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Operation Lifesaver, Inc. awards rail safety grant funding to six transit agencies in four states

Nov. 5, 2021
The winning projects include initiatives in communities with operating or planned rail transit systems such as commuter rail, light rail, subway and streetcar service.
Safety & Security

OL Canada’s new suicide prevention campaign aims to bring hope to Canadians

June 8, 2021
The Today is Better campaign consists of 11 poignant and hopeful bilingual videos featuring the personal stories of people who have experienced suicidal thoughts and sought help...
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OLI awards grants for rail safety public awareness campaigns in 18 states

April 27, 2020
The approved grants were awarded through a competitive process, with selection based on criteria such as targeted messages and the number of pedestrian-train incidents and highway...