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Illinois State Legislative Board

Operation Lifesaver awards $20,000 grant to Metra for rail safety messaging

8/17/2015
Rail News: Safety
Operation Lifesaver awards $20,000 grant to Metra for rail safety messaging
Metra received a $20,000 grant from Operation Lifesaver Inc. (OLI) to help promote rail safety awareness.

In partnership with the Federal Highway Administration (FHA), OLI awarded more than $200,000 in grants to 13 state Operation Lifesaver programs for grade crossing safety education programs.

Under that grant program, Metra will receive funds to produce and place banners with OLI’s “See Tracks? Think Train!” slogan on the outside of passenger cars and on digital signs at the Ogilvie Transportation Center in Chicago.

“Increasing public awareness of the importance of safe behaviors near railroad tracks and crossings is a never-ending process,” said Metra Executive Director/CEO Don Orseno. “We have long partnered with Operation Lifesaver to champion safety and we’re pleased to receive this grant in support of these efforts.”

The FHA provided the funding for the larger grant program.

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