The Point: RCTC construction crews have taken the “Strong Voices, Safe Choices” pledge

Construction sites with cranes, excavators, drills, and pavers are actively working on several road and rail projects in Riverside County. With heavy equipment and moving parts comes tremendous responsibility and training. Fortunately, crews working on RCTC projects are well-trained and practice worksite safety daily on the job.

The annual Construction Safety Week reminds construction workers the necessity of worksite safety. Started in 2014, Construction Safety Week brings together agencies, contractors, crews, and all personnel who work on construction projects to advocate for and reflect on safe construction practices. This year’s Construction Safety Week theme is Strong Voices, Safe Choices.

The construction industry and RCTC embrace the dedication to creating a culture and environment in which crews are empowered to step in, speak up, and take action to keep their teams and sites safe so everyone can return to their families at the end of the day.

050223 Point MVMF ConSafetyWeek

Construction crew on the Metrolink Moreno Valley/March Field Station Improvements project during Construction Safety Week

On the morning of May 1, crews on the Metrolink Moreno Valley/March Field Station Improvements Project took a few minutes to discuss the steps they were taking to stay safe while on site during the construction of the new platform and new train tracks. Teams also reflected on the importance of communicating potential dangers, safety advice, and taking action! Crews on the 71/91 Interchange Project also came together to commemorate this week over breakfast and share their experiences with safety on new and past projects.

You can also keep our crews near construction sites. When driving through a construction work zone, please remember:

  • Stay Alert
  • Pay Close Attention
  • Avoid Distractions
  • Reduce Speed

For more information on Construction Safety Week and how your construction site can participate, visit