BREWTON, Ala. — CSX Transportation will hold several railroad safety awareness activities on May 6 in conjunction with the Brewton Police Department, the Brewton Fire Department as well as Alabama Operation Lifesaver Volunteers.
A safety blitz will take place at the CSXT railroad crossing at Mildred and Deer Streets from 9-11 a.m. Drivers in that area will be greeted by CSXT employees, Operation Lifesaver volunteers and area first responders, who will distribute safety flyers to drivers while they are stopped at the red lights on either side of the street approaching the crossing.
In addition, CSXT will conduct a Railroad Safety Emergency Responder class from 6-10 p.m. at the Brewton City Hall.
“CSX Transportation is committed to helping communities improve public safety at railroad-highway grade crossings,” said Cliff Stayton, CSXT’s director-public safety awareness. “The awful consequences of vehicle-train collisions are made even more tragic by how easily they can be avoided by simply obeying the law and using good judgment.”