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14 OLI Chapters Receive FHA Safety Grants

April 28, 2020

The Ohio, Indiana and Pennsylvania chapters of Operation Lifesaver are among 14 state groups that are sharing $200,000 in grants awarded by the Federal Highway Administration.

The funds will be used for highway-rail grade crossing safety public education projects.

This will include campaigns that raise public awareness of the need for caution near grade crossings, and community events that deliver safety tips to motorists and professional drivers.

In a news release OLI officials said the grants were made through a competitive process that took into account safety need, the number of highway-rail collisions in a state, and how the project’s proposal combines federal funding with private partnerships.

Other state chapters that received funding included Arizona, California, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, South Carolina and Washington.

OLI Chapters to Get Federal Grants

July 26, 2018

The Operation Lifesaver chapters in Indiana, Kentucky and Michigan are among 16 state units to share in $205,525 in grants being awarded by the Federal Railroad Administration.

Each state will receive awards ranging from $1,800 to $20,000 to be used to pay for railroad safety education projects.

The projects will involve a variety of rail-crossing safety and trespassing prevention public education projects in conjunction with Rail Safety Week, which will be observed Sept. 23-29 in the United States and Canada.

Other states receiving grants included Alabama, California, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina and South Dakota.

INRD to Participate in Crossing Safety Blitz

August 25, 2015

The Indiana Rail Road is teaming up with the Terre Haute (Indiana) Police Department and Indiana Operation Lifesaver for a grade crossing safety blitz the week of Aug. 23-29.

The event is part of Indiana OLS’s Indiana Safety Week.

INRD employees and Terre Haute police will present railroad grade crossing safety materials to passing motorists at the Margaret Avenue crossing just east of Erie Canal Road on the morning of Aug. 26.

The materials will include items for children, including coloring books.

“The Indiana Rail Road’s grade crossing blitz, along with all of Indiana Rail Safety Week, are designed to proactively remind the public of the dangers of trespassing on railroad property, and to always be on the lookout for a train at grade (road) crossings,” the railroad said in a statement.

Also providing support for Indiana Safety Week are the Indiana State Police, Indiana Department of Transportation and other railroads.

“Train vs. car collisions are completely preventable,” said Jessica Feder, executive director of Indiana Operation Lifesaver. “Indiana law enforcement agencies and railroad special agents will be out monitoring railroad crossings and checking for trespassers during Indiana Rail Safety Week. We want the public to know how dangerous it is to try and beat a train and that trespassing on railroad tracks and property is dangerous and illegal.”