~ Picture courtesy of Metro ~
Metro is going to be holding rail safety meetings in the next few days. I saw a flier walking to school and then read the press release from Metro. Here is a list of times and locations where residents can go to and ask questions and find out what it takes to be safe around the tracks.
~ Benjamin Franklin Library, 2200 East First Street, Tuesday, March 3, 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday, March 14, 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
~ East Los Angeles Public Library, 4837 East Third Street, Saturday, March 7, 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., and Wednesday, March 11, 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
~ Little Tokyo Library, 203 South Los Angeles Street, Thursday, March 19, 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday, March 21, 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
~ Stevenson Public Library, 803 Spence Street, Tuesday, March 24, 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday, April 4, 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
~ Anthony Quinn Library, 3965 East Cesar Chavez Ave., Monday, April 6, 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday, April 18, 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
And they also explain what the meetings are about in a nut shell:
~ Exercise caution at all times.
~ Always wait for “walk” signal before entering crosswalk
~ Always use crosswalk
~ Always be prepared for what may be coming from around the corner
~ Always look both ways before crossing any street
~ Never make a left turn on a red arrow signal
~ Never make illegal right turns
~ Never run to catch a bus or train
~ Never walk, play near or on rails tracks
~ Never jaywalk across the street
~ Obey all the traffic signals and warning signs
~ Watch for TRAIN signal
~ Watch for buses and trains from both directions