Safety is Metra’s number one priority. Not just for our employees on the job but in all our interactions with the communities we serve. That's why Metra proactively reinforces the importance of railroad safety through its Operation LifesaverTrain Safety Awareness Program and our annual Safety Poster and Essay Contest.
Through Operation Lifesaver, Metra employees give presentations to community and school groups about safe behaviors around trains. They also visit stations across our rail system to talk to our riders and distribute safety materials. The Metra Safety Poster and Essay Contest helps to reinforce our rail safety messages by encouraging children to create artwork or an essay illustrating the importance of a specific safety theme. Both programs help keep safety at the forefront of our children's and customers' minds as they interact with the region’s rail system.