September 26, 2019
Kansas City, Mo., September 26, 2019. The Kansas City Southern Railway Company (KCSR) and local law enforcement will host a positive crossing enforcement event at Pearson Road in Pearl Miss. on September 27 at 9 a.m. in recognition of Rail Safety Week. The media spokesperson at this event will be Mississippi Operation Lifesaver executive director Kim Sloan.
In a positive crossing enforcement event, KCSR works with local law enforcement to contact motorists and pedestrians at a crossing to share Operation Lifesaver, Inc. (OLI) public safety information. KCSR is a staunch supporter of OLI, a non-profit organization founded in 1972 and dedicated to rail safety public education. OLI’s mission is to reduce collisions, fatalities and injuries at highway-rail crossings and prevent trespassing on or near railroad tracks.
Rail Safety Week is September 22-28, 2019 in the U.S. and September 23-29 in Canada. OLI works in partnership with the U.S. Department of Transportation and other organizations to observe Rail Safety Week each year. The goal of Rail Safety Week is to raise awareness of the need for rail safety education and empower the public to keep themselves safe near highway-rail grade crossings and railroad rights-of-way. The first U.S. Rail Safety Week was held in September 2017, as OLI celebrated its 45th year.
Headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., Kansas City Southern (KCS) (NYSE: KSU) is a transportation holding company that has railroad investments in the U.S., Mexico and Panama. Its primary U.S. holding is KCSR, serving the central and south central U.S. Its international holdings include Kansas City Southern de Mexico, S.A. de C.V., serving northeastern and central Mexico and the port cities of Lázaro Cárdenas, Tampico and Veracruz, and a 50 percent interest in Panama Canal Railway Company, providing ocean-to-ocean freight and passenger service along the Panama Canal. KCS’ North American rail holdings and strategic alliances are primary components of a unique railway system linking the commercial and industrial centers of the U.S., Mexico and Canada.
KCSR: C. Doniele Carlson, 816-983-1372
Mississippi OL: Kim Sloan, 601-359-7539
OLI: Chantez Bailey