Union Pacific Railroad and Twin Cities Public Television team up for multilingual rail safety campaign

OMAHA, Neb., August 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Union Pacific Railroad and Twin Cities Public Television (TPT) are teaming up to make rail safety a universal language, launching new safety media in English and Spanish for families and educators around the world. part of the The school season kicks off across the country.

“With over 140,000 miles of track and 212,000 railroad crossings in the United States, chances are you and your child will encounter at least one on the way to school, whether on foot or drive,” said Union Pacific Assistant Vice President and Chief Security Officer Connie Roseberry. “Now is the perfect time to talk about safety around the tracks, just like you would remind a child to look both ways when crossing the street. We are proud of our work with TPT to provide families with a way fun and engaging way to talk about rail safety and give educators free, downloadable tools for their classroom.”

According to data from Safe Kids Worldwide, more than 40% of rail-related accidents occur between 3pm-9pm Sharing three simple rail safety tips with loved ones can help keep students safe around the tracks:

  1. Limit the use of technology: Phones, watches and games can become a dangerous distraction. Put away devices and headphones until you cross the tracks safely.
  2. Wait for the trains to pass: Never try to race a train, always wait for it to pass. Wait for all warning devices to clear before crossing.
  3. Always obey the signs: Cross train tracks only in designated crossing areas. Do not walk on or near the tracks and do not bypass warning devices.

New social media videos and infographics that drive home these safety tips will be featured over the next two months on PBS and Univision/Televisa stations at Chicago, Ill.; San Antonio and Houston, TX; Portland, OR; Los Angeles, California; and Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota.

This is the third year that Union Pacific and TPT have worked together to deliver multilingual safety messages through the Community Ties Giving program, but the first time the message has been scaled up nationally, thanks to a grant. regional partnership.

Visit www.UP.com/safety or www.UP.com/seguridad to download English and Spanish learning guides, or dance to the jingle Train Safety Cha Cha.

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