A central pillar of our My Metra philosophy is about taking personal responsibility for our riders and for our co-workers, and nowhere is that more important than with safety, our number one priority. That's why Metra proactively reinforces the importance of railroad safety externally and internally across a broad spectrum of activities, including our Operation Lifesaver Train Safety Awareness Program and our annual Safety Poster and Essay Contest. To read about those efforts, select from the "Find More in Safety" menu.
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.