Operation Lifesaver Program

The objective of this project is to develop and promote a national light rail safety education program throughout the transit industry. Historically a nationally recognized safety education program, Operation Lifesaver has focused on grade-crossing safety and trespasser prevention programs for intercity freight railroads. Current interest in the growing number of urban area light rail system grade-crossings incidents and trespasser incursions generated the need for a transit-focused light rail safety education program. This project enables Operation Lifesaver to develop and implement an educational grade-crossing safety and trespasser prevention program for urban areas with expanded light rail systems. The safety education program will be designed for adults and children.