Be on the Alert for Suspicious Behavior and Packages

At the Fort Worth Transit Authority, we’re committed to getting you to your destination safely. To keep our services as safe as possible, we need your help. Be our eyes and ears. Observe and report activities and things that are out of the ordinary. Follow the safety guidelines and be alert.

We can all count on a safe ride if we can count on each other to be alert, watchful and aware.

Suspicious Behavior

• Loitering or tampering with an unattended bus

• Individuals secretively taking pictures of transit facilities, underpasses or bridges

• Visible signs of nervousness

• Excessive sweating

• Spray bottles or aerosol canisters

• Inappropriate clothing that is excessively baggy or too heavy in warmer weather

Suspicious Packages

• Placement in an 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

• An attached message

• A suspicious cloud, mist, gas, vapor, odor or seeping fluid

• Nearby individuals showing signs of illness or distress

Report Suspicious Activity and Packages

Alert your bus driver of suspicious behavior and packages, or call 817.215.8600 and provide as much detail as possible, such as exact location and bus number. If there is an emergency, call 911.

 

Be Informed and Have a 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 or another passenger.

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.
  • Keep a local map handy for reference.