Public Safety

Public Safety

Public transit is convenient, cost-effective and environmentally friendly. Each bus may be equipped with a video observation system. It is the responsibility of the rider to ensure a safe trip by observing the following safety tips. Passengers can assist in this by being alert and responding to the drivers instructions.

GENERAL SAFETY

  • Tell a family member or friend your travel plans and route. Call them when you arrive so they know that you arrived at your intended destination.
  • Don’t doze off or become engrossed in a book. It can make you an easy target. Stay alert and aware of your surroundings.
  • Keep your purse, bags, backpack and other belongings in your lap or between your feet. Do not leave them on an empty seat.
  • Be wary of noisy passengers arguing or causing a commotion. This could be an act to distract you while others try to steal your valuables.
  • If you feel threatened by other passengers, alert the driver and/or change your seat.
  • Avoid displaying cash, credit cards or expensive looking jewelry.
  • Notify the driver of any unattended packages or luggage on the bus or at the bus stop.
  • In case of emergency, alert the driver immediately.

ON THE BUS

  • Plan your day. It is important to know where you are going. It is also important to know the scheduled time for pick-up and drop-off. 
  • Remain seated until the bus comes to a complete stop.
  • Do not cross in front of the bus before or after you get on or off the bus because traffic will not be stopped.