Railway Supply Institute Supports Launch of See Tracks? Think Train! Safety Campaign

For Immediate Release
Contact:  Nicole Brewin, (202) 347-4664, brewin@rsiweb.org

Railway Supply Institute Supports Launch of “See Tracks? Think Train!” Safety Campaign
WASHINGTON, D.C., April 8, 2014 – Railway Supply Institute officials today voiced their support for Operation Lifesaver, Inc.’s public service advertising (PSA) campaign, See Tracks? Think Train! as it launches across the U.S. The campaign aims to reduce pedestrian and driver injuries and fatalities around railroad tracks by highlighting behaviors that put people at risk. Federal statistics show that every three hours, a person or vehicle is hit by a train.

“Safety is of paramount importance to the railway supply industry. As a founding supporter of Operation Lifesaver and its safety efforts, RSI is proud to stand behind this campaign,” said RSI President Tom Simpson. “Our member companies, who produce equipment for and provide services to freight, passenger, commuter and light rail operations, know first-hand the importance of reminding drivers and pedestrians to always use caution around tracks and trains.”

The PSA campaign features bilingual television, radio, print and billboard advertisements aimed at educating drivers and pedestrians in the hopes of saving lives. The campaign is kicking off with the help of the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and Association of American Railroads (AAR). 

Visit www.SeeTracksThinkTrain.org to learn more, view infographics and access other components of the PSA campaign. 
About The Railway Supply Institute (RSI)

The Railway Supply Institute (RSI) is the international trade association for the rail supply industry, representing the nation’s leading companies involved in the manufacture of products and services in the freight car, tank car, locomotive, maintenance-of-way, communications and signaling, and passenger rail industries. America’s railway suppliers represent a $23 billion/year industry supporting 90,000 American workers.