Rail

L.A. Metro highlights safety awareness

Posted on September 6, 2012

To increase rail safety awareness during September, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) Safety staff will be visiting several rail stations passing out safety information, providing safety tips and discussing safety issues around trains and tracks with rail patrons.

The effort coincides with Railroad Safety Month in California established to raise awareness about the importance of proper safety around California railroad tracks and highway-rail grade crossings.

The Metro Blue, Red, Purple, Expo, Gold and Green line stations will be visited during rush hours, mostly in the morning hours during September.

"Safety has always been Metro's top priority," said Metro Transit Safety Programs Manager Barbara Burns. "Metro has developed a program focused on education, engineering, and enforcement, but we need the public's cooperation. We need them to pay attention to their surroundings, to listen to the sounds, bells and whistles of trains approaching, to look around when they are near the rail tracks."

Metro Safety staff will be at different rail stations throughout the month of September passing out safety information, promoting safety to patrons and responding to questions or providing safety tips while patrons wait for their train.

Metro cautions riders to avoid texting, talking on the phone, or listening to music through headphones near the tracks or on station platforms.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Atiyeh joins HNTB’s national rail systems team

Former project manager on I-255 Light Rail Project in Denver brings technical expertise and leadership experience to California.

MTA, union launch 'all-out blitz' after rail conductor assault

Actions being taken by the agency and the union include, posting “wanted” flyers throughout the subway system.

L.A. streetcar project funding plan approved by city council committee

A planned four-mile streetcar system would stop at key downtown Los Angeles stops.

L.A. Metro to launch $350M Blue Line light rail modernization program

Work will include improvements to the signaling, tracks, and the overhead wires that deliver electricity to trains.

Brookville Equipment Corp. marks 100th anniversary

Originally founded as Brookville Truck and Tractor Co. in 1918 when local Ford-dealer installed flanged rail wheels on standard Ford Model-T.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close