The Amtrak Police Department and Operation Lifesaver Inc. (OLI), the national railroad safety education organization today mobilized more than 600 police and sheriff’s departments across the country for “Operation Clear Track,” the largest railroad safety detail in the United States. The third annual law enforcement initiative is one of several events to mark Rail Safety Week, which runs from September 22-28 nationwide.
SELECT A CATEGORY
NEW YORK – Amtrak engineering forces have completed the 2019 summer infrastructure renewal work at New York Penn Station, allowing for scheduled operations to resume Tuesday, Sept. 3 as planned. The work was also completed safely and within budget by the Amtrak team working on the project. Amtrak will host a call early next week to discuss in-depth details on the project and will be issuing a media advisory shortly with a date, time and dial-in information.
ORANGE, Calif. — In recognition of September Rail Safety Month and U.S. Rail Safety Week, the Amtrak® Pacific Surfliner® will highlight the importance of safety around train tracks with a public education and outreach event on September 1 in collaboration with California Operation Lifesaver (CAOL) and the Los Angeles Angels.
Dean Stecklair has been chosen as the 2018 Amtrak Police Department (APD) Officer of the Year in recognition of his significant efforts in keeping customers, employees and the public safe while on duty.
Approximately once every three hours in the United States, either a vehicle or a pedestrian is involved in a collision with a train. June is National Safety Month and Amtrak wants to take this opportunity to remind the public of the importance of railroad safety.
NEW YORK – Amtrak will continue its Infrastructure Renewal program at New York Penn Station this summer by performing state of good repair work on JO railroad interlocking which directs Amtrak, Long Island Rail Road and NJ TRANSIT trains heading east and west from the East River Tunnels.
December 13, Oakland, CA – The holiday travel season is upon us, and the Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority (CCJPA) wants everyone to make it home safely and take a moment to reach out to others who may be struggling.
$700,000 will help fund Amtrak project to install new gate and warning lights at Birnie Road crossing
LONGMEADOW – The Massachusetts Department of Transportation has announced it has committed approximately $700,000 to help Amtrak make safety improvements at the public railroad crossing at Birnie Road in Longmeadow. This funding is expected to cover approximately 90% of the cost of the improvements. Amtrak, which owns the railroad line and is carrying out the project, will fund the remaining costs.
WASHINGTON – Amtrak Police and Operation Lifesaver Inc. (OLI), the national railroad safety education organization, are partnering again for the second annual Operation Clear Track, the largest railroad safety law enforcement operation in the United States. The event involves more than 500 police or sheriff’s departments across the lower 48 states.
America’s Railroad® honored employees with the President’s Service and Safety Awards, the highest recognition given to Amtrak employees. The awards were recently distributed to more than 50 employees during a special ceremony in Washington, D.C.