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EFFORT TO PROMOTE RAIL SAFETY IN NJ SCHOOLS CONTINUES IN APRIL

March 30, 2005
NJT-05-042

NEWARK, NJ ó NJ TRANSIT will continue its outreach efforts to promote railroad safety in April 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 April are encouraged to contact NJ TRANSIT Public Information at 973-491-7078.

Rail Safety Education Program April Schedule

Date

Location

Audience

Start time

April 1

Queen of the Universe (Levittown)

K-8

9 a.m.

April 4

Menlo Park Terrace School (Woodbridge)

K-5

1:30 p.m.

April 5

Patten School (Perth Amboy)

K, 3

1:30 p.m.

April 7

Wilentz School (Perth Amboy)

K, 3

9:30 a.m.

April 7

Cathedral School (Perth Amboy)

K, 3

1:30 p.m.

April 8

School 10 (Perth Amboy)

K, 3

1:30 p.m.

April 11

Washington Academy of Music (E. Orange)

K-8

10 a.m.

April 13

Flynn School (Perth Amboy)

K, 3

1:30 p.m.

April 14

Neptune City Library

K-4

3 p.m.

April 15

Ceres School (Perth Amboy)

K, 3

9 a.m.

April 21

Bangs Avenue School (Asbury Park)

K-2

1 p.m.

April 25

School 17 (Paterson)

2-4

1 p.m.

April 26

Bradley School (Asbury Park)

K-5

TBD

April 28

McAuliffe School (Elizabeth)

6-8

9:30 a.m.

April 29

Kilpatrick School (Paterson)

K-4

1 p.m.