Safety and Security

Besides information on what to look for and who to contact, RTA will also provide current updates to news and information about staying safe while riding our buses, information regarding service delays are posted on RTA's website and on the Transit app, useful tips to better your riding experience and resources that can be useful in other areas of your life. 

Whether you're following your regular commute route or on your way to a movie or meet up with friends, public transit is a key part of your day. You know public transit, and no one can spot something suspicious or out of place better than you.

RTA has initiated a local public awareness campaign called: "See Something, Say Something"TM to raise the awareness of transit safety with our customers to be aware of dangerous or inappropriate activities on the bus, in transit centers or at bus stops. The program's aim is to encourage the public to tell RTA officials about the activity they may have seen. Look for billboards and information cards on RTA buses and transit centers.

When traveling the on RTA, customers may protect themselves from becoming victims of crime by keeping alert and following a few proven crime prevention techniques. The following information will help you in making your RTA travels safer and more enjoyable.

Facilities Code of Conduct

When on RTA property, the following Facilities Code of Conduct is in place: View Facilities Code of Conduct

Rules of the Road

When riding on RTA vehicles, the following Rules of the Road are in place: View Rules of the Road

Personal Safety:

Always be alert and aware of your surroundings and the people around you. Refrain from listening to music or wearing headphones while riding the transit system. 

  • Avoid talking to strangers, especially in isolated areas.
  • lf carrying a purse, hold it tightly and close to your body.
  • If carrying a wallet, keep it in a front pocket.
  • lf you are attacked, scream or blow a whistle in order to bring attention to your situation.
At Transit Centers:
  • When waiting for a bus, stay in a central location that is occupied by other customers (it's true that there is safety in numbers).
  • lf you are on the platform or inside the center, always spot a transit ambassador or other RTA staff to assist you if needed.