Metro-North Railroad public safety program honored


NEW YORK – The MTA Metro-North Railroad has been awarded the Gold
Award for Safety from the American Public Transportation Association for
its implementation of a free, community outreach program designed to educate
and promote rail safety.

Known as TRACKS – Together Railroads and Communities Keeping Safe
– is a project of Metro-North’s Office of System Safety and
is model after the Long Island Rail Road’s program.

Safety awareness and education around grade crossings and tracks form
the foundation of the outreach program, which is designed to reach as
many students, pedestrians, drivers, train riders and residents throughout
the railroad’s territory as possible.

To make the program more appealing, TRACKS introduced safety ambassadors,
a safety super-hero known as Metro-Man, and his faithful companion, a
dog named Tracks.


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