Metra has announced the launch of the 14th Annual Safety Poster and Essay Contest, asking students to illustrate through posters and essays the importance of safe behaviors near the railroad. This year’s theme is “Obey the Signs,” which emphasizes the importance of looking for and obeying signs and control devices that are installed along the railroad tracks and at rail crossings.Since 2006, Metra has been bringing safety lessons into classrooms across northeast Illinois through its Safety Poster and Essay Contest. Over the past decade, more than 36,000 students have had the opportunity to show what they . . .