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NJ TRANSIT TO TEACH STUDENTS ABOUT TRAIN SAFETY

MEDIA ADVISORY/PHOTO OPPORTUNITY

NEWARK, NJ, October 1, 2001 -- NJ TRANSIT is continuing its efforts to educate students throughout the state about rail safety during October.

NJ TRANSIT's "Rail Safety Education Program" teaches students about rail safety through group discussions and lectures, question-and-answer sessions and dramatic safety films designed to grab students' attention. Safety videos used in the program are geared toward school children in all age groups.

EDITORS/NEWS DIRECTORS: NJ TRANSIT encourages and welcomes media coverage of this important effort. Please call NJ TRANSIT's Office of Public Information at 973-491-7078, 24 hours before any session you wish to cover to confirm your attendance. This schedule is subject to change.

Date

School

Grade(s)

Start time

October 2

Avon School, Avon

K-8

8:45 a.m.

October 2

Summerfield School, Summerfield

K-5

1 p.m.

October 3

Coleman School, Glen Rock

K-5

9 a.m.

October 3

Richard E. Byrd School, Glen Rock

K-5

12:15 p.m.

October 4

Cadwalder School, Trenton

K-5

9 a.m.

October 5

Washington Irving School, Garfield

1-6

9 a.m.

October 5

School 6, Garfield

K-1

1 p.m.

October 10

Bay Head School, Bay Head

K-8

10 a.m.

October 11

Woodland School, Plainfield

K-5

9 a.m.

October 12

ABI School, Manville

6

1 p.m.

October 16

Long Branch Middle School, Long Branch

6-7

8:45 a.m.

October 22

Redshaw School, New Brunswick

K-8

9:30 a.m.

October 24

Cedarbrook School, Plainfield

K-5

9 a.m.

October 24

Stillman School, Plainfield

K-5

1 p.m.

October 25

Waterford Elementary School, Waterford

K, 5-6

8:30 a.m.

October 25

Atco School, Atco

1-2

1:15 p.m.

October 26

Scotch Town School, Goshen, NY

1

2 p.m.

October 30

Columbus School, Trenton

K-8

9:30 a.m.

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