Alabama is celebrating with a week of activities. Crossing blitzes/positive enforcement events and presentations will take place all over the state. The week will culminate in a special event at the Railroad Museum in Calera (just south of Birmingham). Free train rides - after a short presentation, snacks, games, other safety displays (pedestrian, smoke house, water safety, risk watch) on Friday, the 8th from 9 am -3 pm.
June 3-9, 2012
Statewide, and Railroad Museum, Calera
ILCAD falls during Florida’s annual observance of Train Safety Awareness Week (TSAW). Florida Operation Lifesaver works with law enforcement agencies throughout the state to increase motorist awareness of highway-rail grade crossing safety and inform pedestrians of laws pertaining to trespassing on rail property. Law enforcement agencies will be utilizing Officers to conduct safety blitzes and take appropriate enforcement actions. In addition, School Resource Officers will participate by educating children about the safety concerns of railroad crossings.
Henry Street, Milton; SR 434, Longwood; NW 25th Street, Dade County; Ives Dairy Rd, Dade County; Griffin Rd/Tri‐Rail Station; NW 33rd Street Broward County; NW 12th St/NW 87th Ave., Doral City; Lake Worth Rd., Palm Beach County.
CSX, Tri-Rail, Florida DOT
In addition to several scheduled OL Presentations, Georgia Operation Lifesver is working with Stone Mountain Park on conducting an “awareness” project to provide all train passengers (both children and adults) with OL safety literature on June 7. A poster/sign announcing that “Today is International Crossing Awareness Day - Act Safely at Railroad Crossings” with the GAOL and Stone Mountain Park logos will be prominently displayed. Further, a Crossing Blitz is being scheduled with the Stone Mountain and CSX police, and Norfolk Southern personnel will be involved with the inside-the-park event.
Six Flags over Georgia will display a rail safety message on their Interstate Message Board and preparations are underway for a June transit campaign for the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA).
Illinois Operation Lifesaver will be supporting efforts by CN to have OL presenters that are law enforcement officers stationed at higher violation crossings and issue citations for drivers breaking the law. UP has 4 days of safety trains in the Chicago area targeting professional truck drivers - they will have an opportunity to ride the UP trains and receive an OL safety message.
June 3-9, 2012
CN, Union Pacific
IN OL will work with Norfolk Southern on a safety train, level crossing day presentation, OL presentations and enforcement blitzes.
A press release on LA OL safety efforts will be distributed. BNSF will conduct an Officer on the Train event in south Louisiana (Lafayette to New Iberia) on Thursday, June 7, for ILCAD, in conjunction with the Louisiana State Police and local law enforcement.
June 7, 2012
Special train event from Lafayette to New Iberia; other events statewide
BNSF, LA Dept. of Transportation & Development. LA State Police
TV interviews, newspapers blitz, safety displays at Amtrak stations.
June 3-9, 2012
Amtrak, CN, CSX, Norfolk Southern, short line railroads
On June 2 and 7 there will be a positive enforcement activity at the 2nd and 3rd St crossings in Gallup, NM, targeting pedestrians. Christene Aldeis and Gene Gilmore of BNSF are taking the lead on coordinating the enforcement events.
Amory, Brookhaven, Columbus, Gulfport, Hazlehurst, Meridian, West Point
Amtrak, BNSF, Genesee and Wyoming, KCS
Press Conference, Officer on the Train Events with BNSF and Canadian Pacific Safety Blitz in western ND/eastern MT
June 4-9, 2012
BNSF, Canadian Pacific
Crossing blitzes throughout the state; radio interviews; advertising.
Safety display at Amtrak, literature will be handed out at stations in Charleston, Columbia and Greenville. The SC RR Museum in Winnsboro will be handing out literature to all people riding their train on the weekend before and after, and coloring books. The Best Friend in Charleston will have literature available. SC OL will add a new safety tip each day on our Facebook.
June 3-9, 2012
Statewide, including Charleston, Columbia, Winnsboro
Positive Enforcement Events at weigh stations in Memphis, Chattanooga, Knoxville, Bulls Gap and Nashville on June 4th and 7th. Operation Lifesaver’s e-Learning postcard, semitrailer key rings and professional driver brochure will be distributed to professional drivers as they wait in line to be weighed.
June 4 & 7, 2012
Memphis, Chattanooga, Knoxville, Bulls Gap and Nashville
TN Hwy Patrol, CSX, Norfolk Southern, CN.
TX OL will perform outreach to professional drivers in Fort Worth, Houston and Midland. TX OL will have a booth at an oil refinery’s employee safety days in Houston, with an emphasis on trespassing prevention. The Denton County Transit Authority has designated June as rail safety month, with an ongoing public awareness campaign, public presentations, and rail safety awareness training for law enforcement officers along the commuter rail corridor. DCTA is also participating in a local children’s TV show focusing on rail safety for children. Union Pacific is holding UP CARES special events in Hutto, Liberty, Mount Pleasant and Taylor. TX OL also has requested that TXDOT feature rail safety messages on its digital sign boards in Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio.
June 4-9, 2012
Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, Hutto, Liberty, Midland, Mount Pleasant, San Antonio, Taylor, and Denton County.
Texas DOT, BNSF, Union Pacific, Port Terminal Railroad, Denton County Transit Authority (DCTA)