Positive Train Control (PTC) is a set of highly advanced technologies designed to make freight rail transportation safer by automatically stopping a train before certain types of accidents occur. The federally mandated installation of complex and expensive PTC systems has been a burden for railroad companies, but they are gradually bringing their systems into compliance with the new regulations.
Every year, people in vehicles and on foot are hurt or killed in collisions with trains. Minnesota Operation Lifesaver, Inc. is part of National Operation Lifesaver, Inc., a private, non-profit educational organization dedicated to ending these collisions, deaths and injuries at highway-rail crossings and on railroad property.
Operation Lifesaver's (OL's) role is to educate the public about public safety. Operation Lifesaver, Inc. is a nonprofit organization comprised of 49 state programs, each directed by state coordinators, who manage a team of volunteers, plan awareness-raising activities and conduct rail safety and anti-trespass training.
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