Operation Lifesaver (OLI) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announced $200,000 in grants to Operation Lifesaver programs in 11 states.
Funded by FHWA, the grants will go to Operation Lifesaver organizations in California, Indiana, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas.
The funding will benefit highway-rail grade crossing safety public education projects, many of which will be conducted in conjunction with the nonprofit safety group’s observance of Rail Safety Week, September 19-25. These state programs will use the funding to launch public awareness campaigns and host community events that deliver lifesaving rail safety tips to target audiences, including motorists of all ages and professional drivers.
“Operation Lifesaver state programs submitted many creative and outstanding applications for competitive crossing safety public awareness grants this year,” said OLI Executive Director Rachel Maleh. “OLI is grateful for our continuing rail safety partnership with FHWA, and for the grant funding that makes these safety projects possible. Together, we can stop track tragedies.”