NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) - Hampton Roads Transit (HRT) is launching its light rail safety campaign on Saturday. The public is invited to attend their "Safe-T Fest," a regional safety festival aimed at educating kids and young adults on the importance of train safety.
The free festival will be held at Harbor Park from 1-4 p.m. The Safe-T Fest will include games, educational kiosks, free food and drinks and an opportunity to meet a new regional mascot: Safe T.
Safe-T Fest is part of HRT's broad-based effort to educate residents of Hampton Roads - and especially those along the 7.4-mile light rail route - that train safety is a shared responsibility of HRT and the public.
Safe-T Fest is the first large public event focused on safety during rail operations. The safety campaign will continue though the start of The Tide revenue operations and will be a permanent part of HRT operations.
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