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Enhanced Transit Safety and Crime Prevention Initiative

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Overview

Transit worker and rider safety is a top priority for the Biden-Harris Administration and the U.S. Department of Transportation. Public transit is a safe form of transportation. Transit workers should expect a safe workplace and riders should expect a safe trip.

To help ensure the continued safety of our nation’s public transit systems, FTA launched the Enhanced Transit Safety and Crime Prevention Initiative to provide information and resources to help transit agencies address and prevent crime on their systems and protect transit workers and riders. 

FTA resources can be used by transit agencies to prevent and address crime in their systems and protect transit workers and riders. These resources also can be used for overtime pay for enhanced security personnel presence, mental health and crisis intervention specialists. 

For more information, contact FTASystemSafety@dot.gov

Funding Eligibility 

Webinars

RFI on Transit Safety Concerns - July 26, 2021
This webinar discussed FTA’s Request for Information (RFI) on Transit Safety Concerns. The RFI sought public input to inform FTA’s identification of transit safety concerns that may require FTA action. The deadline to submit comments was September 22, 2021.

RFI on Transit Safety Worker - October 12, 2021
This webinar will discuss FTA’s RFI on Transit Worker Safety. The RFI is soliciting public input on potential transit worker safety mitigations in two areas: rail transit roadway worker protection and transit worker assault prevention. The deadline to submit comments is November 23, 2021.

Related Trainings

National Transit Institute (NTI) Course Catalog

The mission of the National Transit Institute (NTI) is to provide training, education and clearinghouse services in support of public transportation and quality of life in the U.S.

Assault Awareness and Prevention for Transit Operators (Direct Delivery)

The virtual Assault Awareness and Prevention for Transit Operators (Direct Delivery) course provides transit bus operators with prevention strategies necessary to reduce the likelihood of assault incidents. 

Assault Awareness and Prevention for Transit Operators (Train the Trainer)

The virtual Assault Awareness and Prevention for Transit Operators (Train the Trainer) course is designed to provide transit agency instructional staff with the support necessary to deliver the Assault Awareness and Prevention course within their agencies. Each registered participant will receive an electronic instructor package that will include an instructor guide, course slides, instructor notes and the participant workbook. 

Violence in the Transit Workplace – Prevention, Response and Recovery (Train the Trainer)

The goal of this course is to provide transit agency instructional staff with the support necessary to deliver the Violence in the Transit Workplace – Prevention, Response and Recovery course within their agencies. Prevention methods covered include implementing system and personal security measures, recognizing and reporting the warning signs of potentially violent behavior and using effective interpersonal skills for dealing with different types of people. Response strategies focus on self-preservation and the importance of accurate reporting. The recovery module addresses the stress associated workplace violence and what employees can do to address the impact of it on themselves and co-workers.

Violence in the Transit Workplace – Prevention, Response and Recovery (Direct Delivery)

The goal of this course is to provide participants with knowledge and skills to prevent, respond to and recover from workplace violence. Prevention methods covered include implementing system and personal security measures, recognizing and reporting the warning signs of potentially violent behavior and using effective interpersonal skills for dealing with different types of people. Response strategies focus on self-preservation and the importance of accurate reporting. The recovery module addresses the stress associated workplace violence and what employees can do to address the impact of it on themselves and co-workers.

Last updated: Tuesday, October 12, 2021