Topic : rail crossing safety

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New York MTA, Waze partner for railroad crossing safety initiative

Security and Safety | June 7, 2018

The safety issue continues to be a growing problem as distracted or confused motorists, some using GPS devices, inadvertently turn onto tracks instead of parallel roadways.

After November surge, Houston Metro to focus on increased rail safety efforts

Security and Safety | December 27, 2017

Metro’s CEO Tom Lambert told the Chronicle that 60% of the agency’s accidents are illegal left turns along the rail corridor, which is what the agency will focus its increased efforts on.

Security and Safety | November 29, 2017

OLI's new rail safety videos aimed at educating young adults

The new materials include two animated videos aimed at risk-taking younger males and three music videos.

Security and Safety | August 16, 2017

[Video] Translink Rail Safety Campaign - Summer 2017

Translink has released CCTV footage (no sound) of level crossing and platform misuse at various locations across the network. Published on Aug 15, 2017

Security and Safety | December 9, 2016

[Video] No Video is Worth the Risk

A look at the deadly situations people put themselves in when making a video on or near railroad tracks, from Operation Lifesaver Inc., the national rail safety education nonprofit. This public service announcement raises awareness of the dangers of trespassing on railroad property. See Tracks? Think Train! Learn more at oli.org, or visit seetracksthinktrain.org

Rail| September 23, 2016

Metra police focus on crossing violators during rail safety week

Metra police issued more than 200 citations to motorists and pedestrians who failed to obey railroad gates and signals or trespassed on railroad property. 

Security and Safety | August 12, 2015

Operation Lifesaver Awards $204K for Crossing Safety Campaigns

These state programs will use the funding to spread “See Tracks? Think Train!” safety messages via television, radio, billboards, sporting events and movie theatre advertising;  create eye-catching displays for public education at large events; and target students, school bus drivers, Spanish-speaking populations and the news media to raise awareness about the dangers near tracks and trains.

Security and Safety | June 16, 2015

OLI awards $205K for rail safety public awareness campaigns in 13 states

State programs will use the grants for a variety of efforts, including “See Tracks? Think Train!” PSA placements in movie theaters, on television, radio and billboards; digital media outreach; and conducting community events and rail safety enforcement blitzes.

Security and Safety | May 6, 2015

Family of woman killed in Metro-North to file suit

The National Transportation Safety Board said Ellen Brody's SUV was stuck inside the railroad crossing gates moments before the train hit, but instead of backing up, she drove forward onto the tracks.

Security and Safety | April 1, 2015

N.Y. MTA steps up rail crossing enforcement

In the aftermath of the horrific February collision in Valhalla that killed six people, New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority police are cracking down on drivers who try to beat the gates at railroad crossings.

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