What is Transit Watch?
The Transit Watch campaign is a nationwide safety and security awareness program
designed to encourage the active participation of transit passengers and employees
in working together to maintain a safe transit environment. The campaign provides
information and instructions to transit passengers and employees so that they
know what to do and whom to contact in the event of an emergency in a transit
setting. Transit Watch invites riders and employees to be the “eyes
and ears” of their local transit system.
In response to the need for increased attention to safety and security in
today’s post-9/11 environment, the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority
is pleased to participate in the nationwide efforts to ensure the safety and
security of the public transportation network.
Transit Watch was developed by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s
Federal Transit Administration in partnership with the American Public Transportation
Association, the Community Transportation Association of America, the Amalgamated
Transit Union and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Transportation
Where will the Transit Watch campaign be visible?
Campaign posters will be strategically displayed in Metro buses, shelters
and in Metro rail stations. An informational brochure detailing what may constitute
suspicious behavior or packages, with response instructions and emergency
preparedness tips is available on buses, at rail stations and in community
What is the overriding outreach message?
For people to be observant, alert, watchful and aware. If something does’t
look quite right, report it to the authorities. Take the initiative and become
the community’s transit eyes and ears.
We can all count on a safe ride if we look out for each other.
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