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NJ TRANSIT TO TEACH STUDENTS ABOUT TRAIN SAFETY

NEWARK, NJ, January 18, 2002 -- As we enter a New Year NJ TRANSIT is continuing its efforts to educate students throughout the State about rail safety during January and February.

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 the 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

January 22

Washington School, Nutley

K-6

12:45 p.m.

January 30

School 3, Clifton

K-5

1 p.m.

February 15

Rutherford High School, Rutherford

10

8 a.m.

February 19

Anastasia School, Long Branch

3-5

10 a.m.

Week of February 25

Linden Public Schools

TBA

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