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Ill. bill doubles fines for drivers who illegally cross railroad tracks

Rail| May 25, 2016

The legislation doubles the fines from $250 to $500 for a first offense and from $500 to $1,000 for a second or subsequent offense.

Delivering Rail Safety's Message to the Public

| November 3, 2014
The national focus in transit safety has increased, particularly in the wake of several high-profile train collisions on rail transit systems over the last decade. But, it is important to remember that 71% of transit-related fatalities in 2012 were pedestrians, trespassers or occupants of cars that collided with transit vehicles.
August 27, 2014

How Operation Lifesaver can help your transit system’s safety program

Transit is one of the safest ways to travel in the U.S. According to the National Safety Council, the lifetime odds of being killed as a rail passenger are 1 in 178,000, compared to the 1 in 415 odds of being killed as an occupant of a passenger car. A closer look at recent transit fatality statistics reveals where the problem areas lie. According to FTA statistics, 262 people died in transit-related incidents in 2012 (not including commuter rail systems, which are regulated by the FRA).
May 15, 2013

Transit safety is a community effort

Rail fatalities, accidental and intentional, are a national problem. To combat the rise in fatalities and remind the public of the dangers of walking along, playing by or cutting across its train and trolley tracks and through its rail yards and depots, SEPTA held its first-ever Safety Awareness Day on May 1.
Rail| August 1, 2012

OL: Pedestrian-rail crossing deaths up

While highway-rail crossing collisions are down slightly, deaths and injuries from crossing crashes and pedestrian-train incidents rose in the first four months of 2012 compared to the same period in 2011.
Rail| November 3, 2011

Operation Lifesaver awards rail safety education grants, launches campaign

Memphis Area Transit Authority; Phoenix, Ariz.’s Valley Metro; Portland, Ore.-based Tri-Met; and Salt Lake City-based Utah Transit Authority’s TRAX will receive funds for rail safety education.
Rail| January 24, 2011

FRA continues effort to improve safety at rail crossings

Prevention strategies include expanded educational outreach through OLI and the development of community action plans in concert with greater law enforcement action. Recommendations for railroad station safety include providing audible and visual warnings of approaching trains, station and platform structural improvements and, where feasible, fences to prohibit access to railroad tracks.
Rail| January 14, 2011

Operation Lifesaver launches Chicago safety campaign

The television safety campaign, targeting 18 to 34 year olds and Hispanic viewers, is aimed at preventing vehicle-train tragedies in the Chicago area, where crossing incidents increased in 2010.
Bus| October 23, 2009

NJ Transit, OLI partner for teen driver safety

Offering classes to nearly 700 public, private and charter schools throughout the state, in an effort to help teen drivers safely operate vehicles near railroad crossings, light rail lines and buses.
Rail| April 17, 2009

Florida kicks off ‘Train Safety Awareness Week’

Officers from approximately 20 different law enforcement agencies in South Florida will join staff members and volunteers from organizations, including Tri-Rail, Amtrak and the Federal Railroad Administration, in distributing information about train safety.
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