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Safety Information & Resources

Safety and security are top priorities at RTD and we have a number of programs in place focused on those topics. In addition, we have information available on every aspect of safety and security as it relates to a public transportation agency that you can imagine.

The RTD FasTracks program has numerous major projects in full construction as we get ready to open three commuter rail lines, one light rail line and bus rapid transit service in 2016. Use the links and safety tips below to access the safety and security information you need to know, starting with our programs to educate children, parents and school faculty who live and go to school near the new rail lines.

Operation Lifesaver safety outreach

RTD is providing safety and security information to 47 schools within one-half mile of new track and some schools even farther out. The goal is to inform 35,000 students, parents and faculty about what they need to know now that there is activity on the new train lines.

Know how to be safe around trains

Follow the link above for all kinds of useful information about being safe around trains, including a train safety checklist and poster you can download.

Video: Stay Safe, Stay Aware, Stay Alive

Watch this video that's jam-packed with information for children and adults about what to do around light rail trains, commuter trains and tracks.

Grade crossings

Did you know there are three kinds of grade crossings on FasTracks projects? Click on "Grade Crossings" above for more information.

Quiet Zones

Although train horns are an important safety tool for train systems, there are ways to keep those horns from blowing through innovative construction and design at railroad crossings.

State-of-the-art security

See some of the state-of-the-art systems being built into our new rail lines and watch a video inside RTD's security command center. Download the transit watch app here.

Partners in Safety program

Partners in Safety is a collaborative effort between RTD employees, our passengers, and the general public. As community partners, we all  need to work together to create awareness of safety issues and take actions that promote a safer environment around our vehicles. Chances are, it's been a while since you last used your superpowers, but we think you're a hero all the same. Together, we can make our buses and trains safer for everyone.

Construction Safety

The FasTracks team would like to remind you that construction is still occurring in very close proximity to many of your neighborhoods, schools, and parks. Please follow our construction safety tips that will help insure the safety of you and your children. It is important to take all necessary precautions to make sure that you remain safe around all construction areas.
  • Never play on or around construction equipment.
  • Stay out of fenced areas.
  • Always pay attention to warning and safety signage.
  • Never go near construction areas after dark. Holes and sharp objects can be obscured.
  • Drive slowly and be patient in construction areas.
  • Stay away from utilities and exposed wires.
  • Do not play on or under bridges or near streams or rivers.
  • Never play on or around railroad tracks, and never place anything on the tracks.
  • Always read construction updates and door hangers as they contain important safety and traffic information.

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