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Guidelines for Schools and Community Groups When Requesting a Speaker

Purpose

This document summarizes the process that a school or community organization must follow when requesting an NJ TRANSIT speaker. Each of the steps is covered more in detail below. NJ TRANSIT will attempt to accommodate all requests, but cannot guarantee participation.

Educational Visits

Speakers are available to make a presentation to any school or community group on a wide range of transit topics. There is no fee associated with any speaking engagement.

Next Steps

Please allow a minimum of three to four weeks’ notice for presentations to give us sufficient time to schedule the speaker. If possible, provide two to three open dates. We will try to honor the request, but it is contingent upon our ability to coordinate employees' schedules. When the presentation gets closer, staff will contact you as a final check on the arrangements. If the speaking engagement is cancelled, NJ TRANSIT will make every effort to reschedule in a timely manner.

For More Information

If you would like more information or have any additional questions, please contact 973-378-6300, Monday through Friday, 9 AM - 4 PM.

Heavy Rail and Light Rail Safety Program

NJ TRANSIT offers a complimentary program on rail and light rail safety to public and private schools as well as community groups, throughout New Jersey. The program highlights the need for safe practices around railroad tracks. The presentation includes a discussion on the dangers of the railroad tracks, age-appropriate films, including NJ TRANSIT's award-winning film Chicken on the Tracks and a question-and-answer session. Free educational materials are distributed in conjunction with this program.

You may contact one of our Safety Education Specialists by calling:

(973) 491-8060 (North Jersey)

(856) 614-5564 (South Jersey)

You may also e-mail the Safety Education Program at:

safetyrules@njtransit.com (North Jersey)

safetymatters@njtransit.com (South Jersey)

Your support of public transportation is appreciated.

Police Department Safety Program

The NJ TRANSIT Police Department offers a safety and security program to public and private schools, as well as community groups throughout the state. The presentation includes information on keeping the riding public safe and a K-9 demonstration. If interested, contact Deputy Chief of Operations at 973-491-8955.