‘Cops on Rails’ project Tuesday in Wichita

Local law enforcement officers will conduct an Operation ‘Cops on Rails/Officer on the Train’ today in conjunction with Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway.

The project will take place between 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. The Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office, the Kansas Highway Patrol and the Wichita Police Department will be involved.

Deputies will ride on trains to observe and report drivers who fail to stop for approaching trains. Violations carry a $195 fine and $100 court costs.