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Posted on Jul 25, 2018

TEXRail is a new 27-mile commuter rail line that will extend from downtown Fort Worth, across northeast Tarrant County, through North Richland Hills and Grapevine, and into DFW International Airport’s Terminal B. The line will begin service in 2019. With new rail comes new crossings and new dangers for these communities. Keep your eyes out for presentation opportunities we can take advantage of to keep these communities safe. More information can be found at:...

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Operation Lifesaver Releases New Material for New Drivers

Posted on Jun 26, 2018

Operation Lifesaver has released new training materials for new drivers! The new materials are part of the initiative funded by OLI’s safety partners at the Federal Railroad Administration, Federal Highway Administration, and Federal Transit Administration. New Drivers, and driver education instructors can access the material by visiting oli.org/drivesafe. New Drivers can also enter a sweepstakes to win a new Chrome Book!

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OL Authorized Volunteer has good day at the Tyler Truck Stop

Posted on Nov 1, 2015

    Had a fantastic day at the Tyler Travel Center truck stop October 23, 2015. Arrived at 7 am and stayed till 12:00 pm. Talked with 63 drivers and all were super receptive. I just kept a record of the drivers’ average age which was 42 years old and average experience was 16 years. Mixed group of long haul and route drivers. I really enjoyed talking to these guys. Many of them had some interesting stories. Some of their “close call” stories gave me chills. The most important safety reminder we can give ALL CDL drivers is if you “SEE TRACKS? THINK TRAIN!” Larry...

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Truck Stop Ad Campaign is Underway

Posted on Oct 9, 2015

Texas Operation Lifesaver and Union Pacific have rolled out a 60-day digital truck stop ad campaign to remind truck drivers to be aware and operate safely at all railroad crossings. Look for these signs at the diesel...

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New Railroad Safety Ad Campaign for Truck Drivers

Posted on Sep 30, 2015

Texas Operation Lifesaver and Union Pacific roll out targeted ads for big rigs WHAT: Beginning October 1, 2015, Texas truck drivers will begin seeing new ads reminding them to be careful at railroad crossings when they stop to fill up at select fueling stations across the state. The ads are part of a campaign being launched by Texas Operation Lifesaver, thanks to a grant secured from the Federal Highway Administration. The new program will consist of digital messaging at diesel pumps located at truck stops and service stations, specifically aimed at catching the attention of CDL drivers....

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Operation Lifesaver Urges Professional Photographers to Stay Safe, Stay Away from Train Tracks

Posted on Sep 19, 2015

As the fall season approaches and high school seniors start thinking about getting their senior photos taken, Operation Lifesaver (www.oli.org), along with Texas Operation Lifesaver, is urging professional photographers to refrain from taking photos of high school seniors and other subjects on train tracks or trestles. Last year, more than 800 people were injured or killed while trespassing on railroad property in the U.S., according to preliminary Federal Railroad Administration statistics. “We know that photographers seek creative portrait settings; however, using train tracks as a...

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