Student Killed in School Bus-Train Crash

The Texas bus, which had two students on board, came to a stop, then continued across the tracks in front of the train, police said. One student died and the other was hospitalized in critical condition.

Image of Merced Sun-Star courtesy Merced County Courthouse Museum

Learning From a Fatal Bus-Train Crash

A survivor’s account of a 1931 rail crossing tragedy, along with safety tips from Operation Lifesaver, made for a memorable training program for school bus drivers in Merced, California.


School bus driver fired after near miss with train

A Texas driver drove over railroad tracks and stopped at a stop sign, but was still too close to the tracks, and a train just missed hitting the bus. She was fired for not following standard rail crossing procedures.

Operation Lifesaver and the Federal Highway Administration have awarded over $200,000 in grants for rail crossing safety public education projects. Shown here is a poster from Operation Lifesaver's "See Tracks? Think Train!" campaign.

$204K awarded for rail crossing safety campaigns

Operation Lifesaver and the Federal Highway Administration award grants to 13 states for public education projects that target students, school bus drivers, Spanish-speaking populations and the news media.

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