Amtrak, Caltrans and Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority will use Rail Safety Month in September as a kickoff to their year-long “Be Track Smart” rail safety campaign, which offers facts and safety tips to reduce injuries and fatalities near railroad crossings and tracks.
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As chief safety officer, Michael will be responsible for planning, directing and overseeing the safety activities and standards of Amtrak departments to achieve continuous improvement in employee and passenger safety, including the railroad’s Safe-2-Safer behavior-based cultural safety program.
“Deputy Chief Dugan brings a wealth of law enforcement knowledge to the Amtrak Police Department as the new Deputy Chief of Patrol for the Central/Southwest/Pacific regions of Amtrak,” said Chief Hanson.
Francesco (Frank) McBride is the 2012 Amtrak Police Officer of the Year. Based in Philadelphia, Investigator McBride was assigned several high-profile cases, many of which involved the theft of copper wire from the Amtrak system.
The K9 video features animated talking dog characters explaining the ability of K9 teams to use their heightened sense of smell to detect suspicious vapors. In addition, the video teaches kids how to be safer around trains, railroad tracks and stations.
Amtrak announces it has named Magdy El-Sibaie as the new chief
safety officer and Robin McDonough as chief, business operations. Both will report directly to
DJ Stadtler, vice president of operations.