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Operation Lifesaver soliciting grant applications for transit-rail safety education

Operation Lifesaver Inc. (OLI) is now accepting grant applications from transit agencies and local government entities interested in transit-rail safety education and public awareness initiatives.

OLI has a total of $150,000 to distribute in grants, with individual amounts capped at $25,000. The grants require a 25 percent match, OLI officials said in a press release.

"With the recent unprecedented growth in the number of new rail transit systems and transit ridership, safety is of paramount importance," said OLI President and Chief Executive Officer Joyce Rose. "Operation Lifesaver's public information, education and outreach model is a proven, effective way to improve safety around transit systems."

Projects must focus on safety education or public awareness initiatives in communities with transit-rail systems. OLI-approved materials and logos must be used, and all grants must be coordinated through state Operation Lifesaver programs.

All applications must be submitted via OLI's online grant processing program by July 11. All relevant information about the 2014 grants, including the link to the online application, is  available through this link.

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