Rail Safety Month: “Be Track Smart”

Our team has worked on countless projects in San Bernardino County, specifically with the San Bernardino County Transportation Authority (SBCTA). We understand the importance of safety when it comes to designing, building, and utilizing our communities’ means of transportation. Currently, our engineers, inspectors, and materials testers are working tirelessly alongside our partner Flatiron Construction to build the Redlands Passenger Rail Project, also known as the Arrow. 

The Redlands Passenger Rail Project is an advanced, nine-mile regional transportation project designed to connect residents, businesses, and visitors to a variety of leisure, education, healthcare, and other destinations. It provides new transportation choices through the implementation of a new rail service that integrates conveniently with other modes such as auto, bus, and bicycle.

G3 Quality is providing quality management, inspection, and materials testing services on this contract. Our services include implementing and maintaining the project quality manual, materials control schedules, and inspecting and testing all elements of the work to ensure the safety of all operators and passengers. 

“Be Track Smart”

The safety of the community should be of the utmost importance. We believe in the importance of highlighting the new rail services in the area and educating the public on the importance of staying alert and practicing safe habits around train tracks at all times. 

San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG) is partnering with Operation Lifesaver, Metrolink, and other railroad agencies across the state to encourage everyone to “Be Track Smart,” with a series of events to emphasize the importance of safe behavior near railroad tracks and trains. SANBAG’s message to the community is to “See Tracks, Think Train!”

The “See Tracks, Think Train!” message is part of a national safety education campaign by Operation Lifesaver, Inc. – a non-profit organization providing public education programs to prevent collisions, injuries, and fatalities on and around railroad tracks and highway-rail grade crossings.

The campaign will provide safety tactics through a variety of engaging methods such as delivering tailored presentations to local schools, including bus drivers that are very near to the train tracks in the project corridor. The campaign also includes a comprehensive business outreach program where safety information will be provided to local business owners so they can share it with their patrons. 

For more safety tips, the SBCTA encourages you to visit www.oli.org.

To learn more about the Redlands Passenger Rail Project, read more here

At G3 Quality, we are industry leaders who are always embracing change and excellence. We are an elite team of engineers and professionals who provide world-class quality management, pavement engineering, materials design, construction inspection, and testing on infrastructure projects throughout California and the western United States. 

To learn more about how G3 Quality can contribute knowledge, expertise, consulting, and professional services to your project, contact us.