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EFFORT TO PROMOTE RAIL SAFETY IN NJ SCHOOLS CONTINUES IN DECEMBER

November 30, 2004
NJT-04-072

NEWARK, NJ ó
NJ TRANSIT will continue its outreach efforts to promote railroad safety in December with presentations at grade schools throughout the state.

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 Sternís rail safety presentations in November are encouraged to contact NJ TRANSIT Public Information at 973-491-7078.

Rail Safety Education Program December Schedule

Date

Location

Audience

Start time

December 1

Franklin School (Rahway)

K-5

9:30 a.m.

December 2

Clark School (Long Branch)

3-5

1:30 p.m.

December 3

Lincoln School (Lyndhurst)

K-8

9:30 a.m.

December 7

S. Main Street School (Pleasantville)

K-4

1:30 p.m.

December 9

Roosevelt School (Rahway)

K-5

1:30 p.m.

December 10

Mountz School (Spring Lake)

K-4

10 a.m.

December 21

Roosevelt School (Manville)

4-5

1 p.m.