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Protecting Our Pedestrians

POP – Protecting Our Pedestrians

Here at NJTRANSIT, we are taking an exciting and innovative approach to educating the public about pedestrian safety on the streets. As one of the leading public transportation agencies in the US, it is our responsibility to educate and inform communities about the importance of pedestrian safety to avoid serious injury or death caused by an accident.  

POP teaches and encourages pedestrian safety for students in Kindergarten through 12th grade. This innovative and interactive 45-minute presentation addresses crossing streets and intersections safely, traffic hazards and signals, parking lot safety, and more. 

Meet The Instructor: 

Opal McCalla, MSOL
Safety Education Specialist

"This has always been my life's work," is how Opal describes her passion for youth & community development. She continues to enhance her expertise by bridging safety with civic engagement. Opal is an experienced youth development professional, safety education specialist, and “youth whisperer” with more than 25 years of experience facilitating workshops for all ages.


  • How do I get access?
    For further details, please click here!
  • What does the program cost?
    The program is free. There are no fees associated with the presentation.
  • Where is the training held?
    Training can be held either in-person or virtually.
  • How much time does the program take?
    Approximately 45 minutes.

If you have questions or would like more information, please contact 973-491-4037 (Monday through Friday, 9 AM - 4 PM) or [email protected]