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.

Operation Lifesaver, Inc. (OLI), in partnership with the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), released a suite of new rail safety education materials intended for transit riders and communities with operating or planned rail transit systems to include commuter rail, light rail, subway and streetcar service. The materials are available to transit agencies, Operation Lifesaver state programs and the general public and may be found on the OLI website at oli.org/passenger-rail-safety.

“These new rail transit specific materials will help keep the public safe when using rail transit or sharing the roadways with commuter trains, light rail and streetcars. We are extremely grateful to our safety partners at the Federal Transit Administration for providing funding for these important projects,” said OLI Executive Director Rachel Maleh.

New transit materials include:

  • Three new 30- and 15-second video and audio PSAs (Public Service Announcements) in English and Spanish – that cover Safety at Rail Transit Stations, Rail Transit Crossing Safety and Safety Around Streetcars and Light Rail.
  • A transit safety brochure in English and Spanish available in a variety of formats.
  • Social media graphics in English and Spanish, designed for sharing on social platforms.
  • A six-minute transit-specific safety video, In the Interest of Safety: Transit.

“FTA is proud to continue its support of Operation Lifesaver to fund innovative new materials. I encourage rail transit agencies to use these safety education and outreach materials as a way to increase safety on and around their rail transit systems. Together, we are making a difference and saving lives,” said FTA Administrator Nuria Fernandez.

Maleh continued, “Know the facts. Make good decisions. And share the rail safety message. Together, we can stop track tragedies.”