Information published on 2 April 2013 in the UIC electronic newsletter "UIC eNews" Nr 339.

In support of International Level Crossing Awareness Day (ILCAD), Altamont Corridor Express, Union Pacific Railroad and California Operation Lifesaver would like to invite you to hop on their Special Safety Train

  • Level Crossings

Operation Lifesaver, Inc. http://www.caol.us/ a national, non-profit educational organization, seeks to reduce collisions, injuries and fatalities at America’s highway-rail grade crossings and on the railroad rights-of-way. Operation Lifesaver in the U.S.A., Canada, Argentina and Estonia have been great supporters to ILCAD from the very beginning. Operation Lifesaver inc. HQ based in Virginia is represented in all U.S.A. states.

California Operation Lifesaver Train Awareness Program is a comprehensive train safety program that consists of the 3 E’s: Education, Engineering and Enforcement for California’s Railroad At-Grade crossings and Trespassing along the many miles of California’s Railroad Rights-of-way.

Free safety presentations are given to schools, community groups, school bus or professional truck drivers, emergency responders and other organizations. California Operations Lifesaver participates in many community events throughout California. For more infos: http://www.caol.us/

OL target different public (adults, young people, professional drivers…) and offer various educational supports on their website: posters, safety tips and videos in both languages Spanish and English: http://www.caol.us/watchvideo.htm

“This is the second year that Union Pacific (UPRR), ACE and California Operation Lifesaver (CAOL) have joined efforts to increase level crossing safety awareness during ILCAD in Livermore, California. We had a very positive response from the Mayor’s office last year and are aiming at an even better turnout this year. It cannot happen without partnerships and teamwork between all of us of which UPRR, ACE and CAOL are very proud to be part of. “Steve Walker says

OL California addresses an invitation to Livermore, Pleasanton, and Dublin Elected officials, City Staff, Community Leaders, and Local Law Enforcement as follows:

On Tuesday, May 7, 2013, in support of International Level Crossing Awareness Day (ILCAD), Altamont Corridor Express, Union Pacific Railroad and California Operation Lifesaver would like to invite you to hop on our Special Safety Train. We hope you can participate in this great event.

A Safety Train operation is designed to give communities, the media, elected officials and other stakeholders an inside look into Union Pacific’s efforts to enhance awareness regarding rail safety. Our Safety Train will have media, community leaders and elected officials onboard as Union Pacific Police and local law enforcement issue citations to motorists and pedestrians for trespassing on railroad tracks, ignoring crossing gates, etc.

TRI-VALLEY REGION

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Passenger Pick-Up Location: Livermore ACE Station (2418 Railroad Avenue, Livermore, 94550)

Pick your schedule:

RIDE A RIDE B RIDE C

Boarding Time: 12:00 PM 1:00 PM 2:00 PM
Departure Time: 12:15 PM 1:15 PM 2:15 PM
Guests should arrive 15 minutes prior to departure.
The Safety Train will operate back and forth through the City of Livermore.
Please note: No high heels or open toe shoes. This is going to be a great opportunity to educate people, raise awareness and to coordinate enforcement on and near the railroad tracks.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions and please RSVP via email to us at safetytrain@acerail.com ASAP if you are interested in participating. You may also call us at the numbers listed below.

We look forward to seeing you on May 7.

Steve Walker and Andy Perez
Altamont Corridor Express Union Pacific
Safety & Security Coordinator Director - Port Affairs
209-649-0694 562-235-5859

For more information please contact Isabelle Fonverne: fonverne@uic.org