Matt Hogan, Project Engineer in our Site Engineering [...]
By: Brandon Kennedy, Traffic Designer Railway safety is a topic that cannot be emphasized enough for both the public and those working on the railway. According to Federal Railroad Administration statistics, 274 highway-rail grade crossing fatalities occurred in 2017, with 9 being in Alabama.
The goal to improve railroad crossing safety fits perfectly with the mission of Operation Lifesaver, a non-profit organization founded in 1972 that provides public education programs to prevent collisions, injuries and fatalities on and around railroad tracks and highway-rail grade crossings.
Construction of the Birmingham Regional Intermodal Facility in McCalla, AL has a lot of people thinking about trains these days. You may have even noticed new billboards going up around the Birmingham area with rail safety messages. The billboards are part of a “Train Your Brain” education campaign sponsored by Norfolk Southern Railway.