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In response to recent fatal pedestrian/rail accidents in Clarkstown, Supervisor Alex Gromack met with Rail Safety representatives from CSX Transportation and New Jersey Transit to coordinate plans to bring their rail safety programs to Clarkstown.


Town officials will be trained on rail safety education and outreach through educational programs already in place and used by the not-for-profit organization Operation Lifesaver, CSX and NJ Transit.  By using videos, presentations, power-point, and lectures, these programs will be introduced into our local schools and community organizations.  


Supervisor Gromack said, “Bringing Operation Lifesaver, CSX, and NJ Transit’s rail safety programs to Clarkstown is of great importance, especially now due to recent accidents involving residents and the rail systems.  These programs are intended to teach our community about rail safety and help prevent more tragic accidents from occurring”.


Terry Ludban, CSX Manager, Community Affairs and Safety, said “When it comes to safety, partnerships are very important.   CSX is pleased that Clarkstown has asked us to participate in teaching this lifesaving message.  Trespassing on railroad property is a crime and walking on or along the tracks is dangerous.  Working together, we will help educate the public to “Stay off—stay away—and stay alive.”


Supervisor Gromack will contact our local school districts and community organizations to collaborate with the town on rail safety education.


“We appreciate the Town of Clarkstown's commitment to rail safety, as demonstrated by their efforts to encourage area schools to take advantage of our free, in-school Rail Safety Program,” said NJ TRANSIT Executive Director Richard Sarles.  “We look forward to their participation and are pleased to partner with Clarkstown officials to extend the reach of rail safety education to even more students.”


For more information, residents or organizations interested in these rail safety programs can call the Town’s Safety Manager, who will act as the community liaison for these programs.  Safety Manager, John Coyle can be reached at 845-639-2072.


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