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A Lesson in Train Safety—from Local Students

May 16, 2017

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SEPTA safety officials and a special green furry VIP - aka the Phillie Phantatic - visited Conshohocken’s AIM Academy to recognize students who created posters that show the Philadelphia region how to “Respect the Train”. SEPTA asked students from AIM Academy — located directly across from Miquon Regional Rail Station — to draw posters of what train safety means to them (see them below). The seven designs will be featured on car cards on SEPTA buses, just in time for the Authority’s fifth annual System-wide Safety Day on May 17. They could also be seen on 6ABC! And check out this video!

The focus of SEPTA’s fifth annual Safety Awareness Day is “Respect the Train”. During the morning rush hour on May 17, more than 200 Authority employees will distribute educational materials and answer safety questions at almost 100 SEPTA rail, trolley and bus stations, loops and transportation centers throughout the Authority’s service area. The mission is to remind passengers of the dangers of trespassing on train tracks and ignoring railroad grade crossings and crossing gates and signals. According to the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), a person or vehicle is struck by a train about every three hours. The FRA also states that the combined railroad crossing and trespasser deaths have accounted for approximately 94% of all U.S. rail-related deaths over the past 10 years. Safety is a universal value that applies to every aspect of our lives and the 1.2 million daily riders rely on SEPTA to get them to their destinations safely. Read the full press release here.

AIM Academy, a grade 1-12 college preparatory school, provides extraordinary educational opportunities to children with language-based learning differences including dyslexia, dysgraphia, and dyscalculia, utilizing research-based intervention strategies and an arts-based learning environment. In addition, theAIM Institute for Learning and Research is an international, multidisciplinary service delivery model designed to bring the latest research and educational training opportunities to parents, teachers and professionals who work with children who learn differently. To learn more, visit

Brianna & Otelia - 3rd Grade

Maddy - 6th Grade

Addison - 2nd Grade

Drew - 2nd Grade

Elizabeth - 3rd Grade

Max - 3rd Grade

Julian - 3rd Grade

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