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Rail Safety Week: Sept. 24-30

Rail Safety Week: Sept. 24-30

About every three hours in the United States, a person or vehicle is hit by a train. To raise awareness and improve safety, the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Federal Railroad Administration are recognizing September 24-30, 2017 as the first national Rail Safety Week. At the end of 2015, there were 129,582 public highway-rail grade crossings and 80,073 private crossings. Rail collisions are not only dangerous, they are often deadly. Combined, railroad crossing and trespasser deaths have accounted for more than 95 percent of all rail-related deaths over the past ten years – that is too many. Learn more about rail safety at

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