Safe is Metra’s number one priority. That's why Metra proactively reinforces the importance of railroad safety through interactions with our region’s schools. Our goal is to work together as a community to support parents and educators as they teach our children that obeying safety laws is a matter of life and death.
In a society where children are besieged by conflicting information and multiple distractions, we need to reinforce safety messages as often as possible. Metra focuses its rail safety efforts on two distinct programs: the Operation Lifesaver Train Safety Awareness Program and our annual Safety Poster and Essay Contest. Both programs work to keep safety at the forefront of our children’s minds as they interact with the region’s rail system.!!!