Safety & Security

Be on the Alert for Suspicious Behavior and Packages

CAUTION

PLEASE REMAIN IN PLACE AND HOLD ON WHILE THE BUS IS IN MOTION. ALWAYS BE PREPARED FOR SUDDEN STOPS.

PRECAUCION

PERMANEZEA EN SU LUGAR Y ESPERE MIENTRAS EL AUTOBUS ESTE EN MOVIMIENTO. ESTE SIEMPRE PREPARADO PARA PARADAS REPENTINAS.

 

Behavior

  • Loitering or tampering with unattended bus
  • Visible signs of nervousness
  • Excessive sweating
  • Spray bottles or aerosol canisters
  • Inappropriate clothing that is excessively baggy or too heavy in warm weather

Packages

  • Placement in and out-of-the-way location
  • Individuals in the act of abandoning a package and hastily departing the area
  • Unusual attached batteries, wires, tanks, bottles or bags that might contain chemicals

To Report Suspicious Activity or Packages

  • Alert your bus driver
  • If you are not on a bus, call (860) 886 – 8631 and provide as much detail as possible, i.e., exact location and bus number
  • If it is an emergency, call 911.

Be Informed and Have a Transit Plan of Action

  • Remain calm and follow the bus operator’s instructions
  • Assist fellow passengers and follow the Golden Rule: “Watch out for the safety of others as you would have them watch out for your safety.”
  • If you are injured or need special assistance, notify the bus operator for help.

Preparedness Tips

  • Create an advance plan for maintaining contact with family members if¬†separated as a result of an emergency
  • Create an advanced plan for maintaining contact with close friends and colleagues during an extended emergency period
  • Record contact and emergency information.¬† Keep it up to date and with you at all times.
  • Familiarize yourself with other bus routes that can get you to your destination or meeting point in the event your main route is impassable
  • Familiarize yourself with all emergency instructions on the bus
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