Rail

OL to hold state coordinator summit

Posted on February 13, 2013

State program directors for Operation Lifesaver Inc. (OL), the national, nonprofit rail safety education organization, will gather in Chicago from Feb. 26 to 28 to learn about new materials and methods for volunteer training and share best practices for raising awareness of rail safety issues in their communities.

“Statistics show that about every three hours in the U.S., a person or vehicle is hit by a train,” said Operation Lifesaver Inc. President/CEO Joyce Rose. “Our state coordinators work every day in their communities, advancing Operation Lifesaver’s mission to reduce collisions, injuries and fatalities on and around railroad tracks and highway-rail grade crossings.

Every other year, we hold this important meeting to help these rail safety experts enhance their leadership skills and program capabilities. This year’s summit theme is ‘We’re Stronger Together,’ emphasizing the importance of a coordinated and unified Operation Lifesaver safety message,” she added.

Approximately 45 OL state program leaders are expected to attend the sessions this year, which will be held at the Embassy Suites in downtown Chicago. They will receive training on the new online system to become an Operation Lifesaver Authorized Volunteer, discuss building relationships with safety partners at the state level, and other topics.

OL VP Wende Corcoran said that the State Coordinator Summit will also include updates on the latest technology and learning tools and other methods for sharing the nonprofit’s safety message in 2013 and beyond.

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

More News

California sues to prevent withholding of high-speed rail funds

Filed in federal court in San Francisco, the suit claims the U.S. DOT lacks authority to withhold the $929 million it was due.

WMATA pulls 3000-Series trains after door malfunction

The incident, which happened after the train left the station on Sunday afternoon, was captured on video by a rider.

Keolis honored for building diverse workforce, supporting community

Efforts include launching a program in 2016 to provide college and workforce training scholarships to 25 graduating high schoolers.

NYCT installs automatic train control on Queens rail line

Tech provides optimal acceleration, braking and cruising speeds, providing more regular and evenly spaced service, and faster trips.

Amtrak, NJ TRANSIT investing $31M in Northeast Corridor

The work, which will lead to improved conditions for travelers, will be conducted throughout the state.

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