USA & Mexico: Association of Mexican Railroads cooperates with Operation Lifesaver

20 Oct

LXinfoImage782-OLrailsafetyeducationlogoThe Association of Mexican Railroads (AMF) and Operation Lifesaver Inc (OL) have jointly announced that they have signed an international cooperative agreement to work together in their shared mission to prevent collisions, injuries and fatalities on and around railroad tracks and highway-rail grade crossings.

OL President and CEO Joyce Rose said, “We are delighted to welcome the Association of Mexican Railroads to the Operation Lifesaver program, and we look forward to working with them to raise awareness of the need for safe behavior around tracks and trains throughout North America.”

AMF President José Zozaya added, “The main purpose of this collaboration is to implement in Mexico highway-rail grade crossing awareness campaigns. Operation Lifesaver will provide strategies and examples for educational materials, whereas AMF will coordinate Mexican railroads and other stakeholders for implementing such campaigns.”

Other countries who have cooperative agreements with Operation Lifesaver, Inc. for rail safety education programs include Argentina, Canada and Estonia,, Rose noted. Many others follow the same philosophy and should, LXinfo believes, formalise their cooperation and the sharing of good practice as this will deliver risk reduction faster than operating solely within a national context.

The AMF encompasses freight railroads, transit and passenger railways, as well as rail industry suppliers in Mexico. Railroads in Mexico transport 26% of freight and 8.5 million passengers a day. Learn more at http://www.amf.org.mx/.

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