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NJ TRANSIT GOES BACK TO SCHOOL TO PROMOTE RAIL SAFETY

*** MEDIA ADVISORY ***

October 29, 2004
NJT-04-056

NEWARK, NJ
–– NJ TRANSIT will continue its outreach efforts to promote railroad safety in November with presentations at 11 grade schools throughout the state, reaching approximately 3,500 children.

Nationally recognized rail safety presenter Betsy Stern will discuss with students important safety rules for trains, railroad tracks and grade crossings. The one-hour presentation, tailored for different age groups, will also include a video presentation and a question-and-answer session.

Stern was recently recognized by Operation Lifesaver, a nonprofit railroad safety organization, as one of the top rail safety presenters in the nation. In the past 12 months, Stern has presented at 105 New Jersey schools and reached 38,000 students.

Members of the media interested in attending one of Stern’s rail safety presentations in November are encouraged to contact NJ TRANSIT Public Information at 973-491-7078.

SCHEDULE:

Nov. 1 - School 4, Garfield Grades 3-6, 9:30 a.m.

Nov. 2 - Griffen Center, Asbury Park Pre-K, 10 a.m.

Nov. 3 - Spragg School, Egg Harbor City K-4, 9:30 a.m.

Nov. 10 - Roosevelt School, Lodi Grades 3-4, 1:30 p.m.

Nov. 11 - Roosevelt School #10, Passaic K-3, 1 p.m.

Nov. 15 - Long Branch Grades 6-8, 9 a.m.

Nov. 16 - S. Main St. School, Pleasantville Grades 1-6, 1:30 p.m.

Nov. 17 - Jefferson School #1, Passaic Grades 1-6, 9:30 a.m.

Nov. 18 - Roberto Clemente School, Paterson Grade 2, 1:30 p.m.

Nov. 22 - Roosevelt School, Lyndhurst Grades 4-8, 1 p.m.

Nov. 23 - School 28, Paterson K-4, 1:30 p.m.

Nov. 24 - Summerfield School, Neptune K-5, 9:30 a.m.