With Caltrain's ridership continuing to surge and the Bay Area population growing, Caltrain is hosting a rail safety themed Reddit - Ask Me Anything (AMA) discussion to encourage an open dialogue about safety near railroad tracks.
Caltrain customers and members of the public interested in the topic are encouraged to participate in the session with agency representatives on April 1. Caltrain’s Executive Officer, Customer Service and Marketing Rita Haskin, Transit Police Chief of Protective Services Dave Triolo, Communications Manager Jayme Ackemann and Community Affairs Officer Tasha Bartholomew will host the AMA session on Reddit, a social networking site. During that time, the representatives will answer all questions addressed to the online bulletin board about rail safety and security.
The Reddit AMA session is part of Caltrain’s ongoing commitment to educate the Bay Area community about the importance of rail safety. Earlier this month, Caltrain posted an online video detailing a man’s near-miss with an express train, reinforcing people to pay attention near the train tracks and obey safety and security laws. Last September, Caltrain teamed up with Fresh Takes, a local youth digital arts studio, to host a film festival in Redwood City focusing on rail safety. The video shorts from the teen filmmakers reinforced positive behavior around train tracks. In April and May, Caltrain employees will host rail safety information sessions at various stations along the Peninsula.