These 4 "B's" are your ticket to a safe, secure ride.
Be involved in a lifesaving partnership: transit employees and passengers
As a resource, transit employees provide a wealth of specialized knowledge and on-the-job experience. Likewise, transit passengers contribute to the security equation by providing thousands of extra eyes and ears capable of identifying possible life-threatening situations.
When transit employees and transit passengers pool these resources, the result is a highly effective first line of defense against a potential natural or man-made disaster. So, please make a commitment to becoming an alert, informed, prepared and involved member of this employee-passenger partnership.
Your efforts will go a long way toward enhancing the safety and security of our transit system.
For suspicious activity, call PATCO Police at (856) 963-7996
For general information call (856) 772-6900 or (215) 922-4600
1. Familiarize yourself with station entrances
2. Locate emergency telephones to report suspicious packages or activities
3. Remain calm and listen for station, train or bus announcements
4. Follow transit authority instructions in a speedy but orderly fashion
5. Do not block train or bus doors from closing
6. Assist fellow passengers and follow the Golden Rule: Watch out for the safety of others just as you would have them watch out for your safety
If you spot an unattended package, look for the following:
1. Placement in an out-of-the-way location
2. Individuals in the act of abandoning the package and hastily departing the area
3. Unusual attached batteries, wires, tanks, bottles or bags that might contain chemicals
4. An attached message
5. A suspicious cloud, mist, gas, vapor, odor or seeping fluid
6. Nearby individuals showing signs of illness or distress
If you spot any suspicious individuals engaged in questionable activity, look for the following:
1. Visible signs of nervousness
2. Excessive sweating
3. Sprayer bottles or aerosol canisters
4. Inappropriate clothing that is excessively baggy or too heavy in warm weather
- Do not confront suspicious individuals.
- Contact a transit employee or the police immediately.
- In the event of a suspicious package, do not use a cellular phone until you are a safe distance away.
Create an advanced 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
Keep a record of all contact and emergency information and update it regularly as needed
Select a location outside your home as a family meeting point should your home need to be evacuated
Identify alternate routes and means of reaching your meeting point in the event your main route is impassable
Keep a local map handy for reference
Make sure your emergency information and contact numbers are with you at all times