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Contact

- Operation Lifesaver Inc.

  • jrose@oli.org
  • Joyce Rose, President & CEO
  • Operation Lifesaver, Inc.
  • 1420 King Street, Suite 201
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
  • U.S.A.
  • Telephone number : 011-1-703-739-0308


Total number of LX in 2008: 219 758
Total number of LX in 2009: 219 323
Total number of LX in 2010: 217 269
Total number of LX in 2011: 211 708
Total number of LX in 2012: 209 982 including:

Public LC : 129,560
Private LC : 80,422
Pedestrian Only LC : 2,037

Total number of crossing accidents in 2008: 2 429
Total number of crossing accidents in 2009: 1 934
Total number of crossing accidents in 2010: 2 053
Total number of crossing accidents in 2011: 2 061
Total number of crossing accidents in 2012: 1 960

Since 1972 -83% fewer collisions

Total number of crossing fatalities in 2008: 290
Total number of crossing fatalities in 2009: 249
Total number of crossing fatalities in 2010: 261
Total number of crossing fatalities in 2011: 271
Total number of crossing fatalities in 2012: 271

Total length of lines (km): 225 308
Safety First - Joyce Rose, Operation Lifesaver
"This "Safety First" short video by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) features Joyce Rose, President and CEO of Operation Lifesaver Inc., talking about Operation Lifesaver, the national, non-profit organization dedicated to making the public aware of the dangers presented by the railroad environment."

Safety First - Joyce Rose, Operation Lifesaver from Operation Lifesaver on Vimeo.


and

-Association of American Railroads

  • J. Moller: jmoller@aar.org ;
  • Mike Martino: Mmartino@aar.org
  • + 1 11 202 639 22 12
  • http://www.aar.org
  • Press/Communication person:
  • Holly Arthur
  • + 1 11 202 639 29 44

pre-recorded speech of Mike Martino, AAR USA for ILCAD 2012

AAR Partners:

  • BNSF,
  • Canadian National,
  • Canadian Pacific,
  • CSX Transportation,
  • Kansas City Southern,
  • Norfolk Southern,
  • Union Pacific.
  • OPERATION LIFESAVER

AAR Awareness Measures:

  • Work with Operation Lifesaver promoting safety during Safe Kids Day at the Portland Zoo on May 4
  • Working with the Seattle Mariners (baseball team) to make announcements during the week of May 6-10.
  • Meet commuters on the platform and promote ILCAD on May 7
  • Have law enforcement personnel on locomotives and at grade crossings to see if there are any grade crossing violators.
  • Use of ILCAD posters
  • AAR PRESS RELEASE
    PDF - 10.1 kb
    AAR PRESS RELEASE ON 7 MAY

OL Partners

  • State Operation Lifesaver programs,
  • the Association of American Railroads (AAR)
  • local police departments
  • state Departments of Transportation,
  • Federal Railroad Administration,
  • local transit and light rail agencies,
  • trucking industry safety partners,
  • Amtrak,
  • BNSF,
  • Canadian National,
  • Canadian Pacific,
  • CSX Transportation,
  • Kansas City Southern,
  • Norfolk Southern,
  • Union Pacific.

OL Awareness measures

  • Statement: http://oli.org/news/view/statement-on-international-crossing-awareness-day-by-operation-lifesaver-in
  • Press release
    PDF - 15 kb
    OL INC PRESS RELEASE 7 MAY 2013
  • Work with AAR and Operation Lifesaver promoting safety during Safe Kids Day
    at the Portland Zoo on May 4
  • Working with the Seattle Mariners (baseball team) to make announcements during the week of May 6-10.
  • Meet commuters on the platform and promote ILCAD on May 7
  • Have law enforcement personnel on locomotives and at grade crossings to see if there are any grade crossing violators.
  • Florida OL will incorporate ILCAD into its observance of Train Safety Awareness Week (TSAW), May 5 to May 11, 2013
  • News releases summarizing activities on 7 May 2013;
  • Additional events in states around the U.S.;
  • Inviting news media to scheduled Operation Lifesaver training and safety presentations.
  • Use of the shorter version (1’) of the ILCAD 2012 video with children for tv
  • Use of ILCAD posters
  • OPERATION LIFESAVER CALIFORNIA:
    PDF - 122.2 kb
    OPERATION LIVESAVER CALIFORNIA ACTIVITIES
JPEG - 1.3 Mb
LIVERMORE CALIFORNIA UNION PACIFIC RAILROADS ALTAMONT CORRIDOR EXPRESS OPERATION LIFESAVER CALIFORNIA SAFETY TRAIN FOR ILCAD ON 7 MAY
JPEG - 1.1 Mb
Livermore Mayor and Union Pacific Railroads Engineer

UIC e-news Article on Steve Walker
ACE Rail
http://uic.org/com/uic-e-news/339

Publications

Video Law enforcement learns about railway safety

2. Police team up with Union Pacific to catch lawbreakers
:
http://www.kmsstv.com/news/police-team-union-pacific-catch-lawbreakers

3. Officials began a safety crackdown along the train tracks in Fresno targeting impatient drivers. The operation is designed to warn people about the dangers of taking on trains: http://abclocal.go.com/kfsn/story?section=news/local&id=9062081

4. Police conduct railway crossing enforcement:

5. Police, Union Pacific team up for train crossing safety
http://www.weau.com/home/headlines/Police-Union-Pacific-team-up-for-train-crossing-safety-205507471.html

Whatcha gonna do when CP’s cops come for you?

Written by William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief

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Canadian Pacific Police Service officers were out in force on May 7, Operation Lifesaver’s International Level Crossing Awareness Day, at five locations along the railroad’s U.S. network to enforce grade-crossing safety laws.
Awareness activities from CP

  • Wauwatosa, WI – CP Police to work crossings and pass out OL materials, working detail noon-1600 with Wauwatosa PD. 62nd / 68th / 70th / 72nd/ Harwood / 115th Street crossing. No Officer on a Train this year.
  • Davenport, IA – CP Police working crossings and handing out OL materials. No Officer on a Train this year.
  • Bensenville, IL - CP Police will work with Bensenville PD at crossings off of York/Irving Road, hand out OL materials. No Officer on a Train this year.
  • Winona, MN - Officer on a Train. CP media attending and coordinating with the local media.
  • Minot, ND – CP Police will work crossings and pass out OL materials.

“Motorists and pedestrians who engaged in unsafe behavior received citations and warnings, as well as reminders of how important it is that they follow the law,” CP noted.

Enforcement actions took place in Bensenville, Ill.; Wauwatosa, Wis.; Davenport, Iowa; and Minot, N.D. Additionally, CP hosted an Officer on a Train event (pictured) in Winona, Minn., in conjunction with the Winona Police Department and the Winona County sheriff’s office. A deputy aboard the train radioed the description of violators to officers in nearby squad cars, who then stopped offending motorists and pedestrians.

“We’re out to remind motorists how dangerous it is to try and beat a train at a grade crossing,” said Ray Holman, Deputy Chief–U.S. operations, Canadian Pacific Police Service. “Tragically, consequences for drivers who engage in this type of behavior are often serious and sometimes fatal.”

The Canadian Pacific Police Service is a police agency created by Federal Statute with full federal and provincial powers. CPPS officers are peace officers as defined by the Criminal Code. The CPPS plays an important role in public safety and enforcement in the communities where Canadian Pacific operates. CPPS officers typically promote public safety through trespasser abatement patrols, enforcement of traffic legislation at railway crossings, and participation in education activities to raise awareness of community safety issues. The CPPS also help to protect the critical infrastructure of Canada and the U.S. by ensuring supply chain security and ensuring the operational efficiency of the transportation network.

In 2012, the Federal Railroad Administration recorded 1,960 grade-crossing incidents in the U.S., resulting in 233 deaths and 921 serious injuries. Additionally, the agency reported 438 deaths caused by trespassing on railroad property. Both actions are offenses under state ordinances.

Photo: Participants in the International Level Crossing Awareness Day Officer on a Train event at Winona, Minn., from left: Winona County deputy sheriff William Spitzer; Brenda Rivera, community relations adviser for CP; Winona Mayor Mark Peterson; Tracy Graves, special agent, Canadian Pacific Police Service; Kevin Kearney, community liaison for Winona Police Department; Jim Schjolberg, Winona police officer.

Videos

pre-recorded speech of Mike Martino, AAR USA for ILCAD 2012

Union Pacific Railroad Loc weighing 416,000 pounds