Operation Lifesaver was invited to participate at the Norfolk Southern Enola Engine Shop Family Days in September 2015 .  The rain showers didn't dampen the day enough to stop everyone from having a great time.

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Duquesne Light & Local 29 5th Annual Rodeo & Expo.

 OL volunteers Rick Hannegan and Nancy Murin spent a sunny and event-filled Saturday staffing a booth at the “Duquesne Light & Local 29 5th Annual Rodeo & Expo.”

The event gives the Duquesne employees a chance to strut their stuff plus engage in competitions to prove their mastery of the various facets of their craft. There were a number of commercial vendors, as well as a few non-profits. Kids’ activities included pole climbing, bucket truck lifts, backhoe digging, face painting…and a visit to the Operation Lifesaver booth to learn about being safe around railroads. The message was amplified by the frequent NS trains operating above the rodeo site as they crossed the OC Bridge.


Read more: Dusquesne Light 2015

     Operation Lifesaver is a nonprofit, nationwide public education program dedicated to eliminating collision, deaths, and injuries at highway-rail intersections and on railroad rights-of-way.
     It is sponsored cooperatively by a wide variety of partners, including federal, state and local government agencies, highway safety and transportation organizations, and the nation’s railroads.

What is an emergency notification system sign?
An Emergency Notification System (ENS) sign, posted at or near a highway-rail grade crossing, lists a telephone number along with the crossing's US DOT number and is used to notify the railroad of an emergency or warning device malfunction.
2014 Pennsylvania Statistics
    Collisions at highway-rail grade crossings collisions in Pennsylvania have increased by 20% in 2014.
    Preliminary 2014 Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) statistics showed that there was also
an increase in rail trespass casualties (deaths plus injuries)

State Laws & Regulations
Affecting Highway-Rail Grade Crossing
Take at look at the up-to-date and more expansive look at the various
U.S. State laws and regulations concerning every aspect of highway-rail grade crossings,
driver behavior at crossings, and railroad trespassing.