‘See Something, Hear Something, Say Something’ Program wins award

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CUTA safety award recognizes Brampton Transit’s outstanding project

rampton Transit Director, Alex Milojevic, (left); New Flyer Industries Regional Sales Manager, Barry Dykeman

Brampton Transit’s ‘See Something – Hear Something – Say Something’ Program, has won a Canadian Urban Transit Association (CUTA) Safety and Security Award. The award recognizes transit organizations for their commitment to enhancing the safety and security of transit employees and customers through the development and implementation of effective safety and security programs.

“The City of Brampton is committed to the safety of our transit riders and employees,” said Mayor Linda Jeffrey. “This acknowledgment tells us we are on the right track and making it happen through the efforts of our great team at transit.”

Launched in July 2015, The ‘See Something – Hear Something – Say Something’ public awareness program was created to help maintain a safe transit system and to look out for the safety of the Brampton Transit community. The program encourages all Brampton Transit employees and riders to commit to being alert, informed, prepared and involved partners in safety.

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Be on the alert for suspicious or unusual activity, including:
• Packages or bags placed or planted in an out-of-the-way location (e.g., garbage can)
• Individuals in the act of abandoning an object, package or substance and quickly leaving an area
• Objects with unusual items (such as batteries, wires, tanks, bottles or bags)
• Objects with attached message or note
• A suspicious cloud, mist, gas, vapour, odour or seeping fluid
• Two or more individuals showing signs of distress (nausea, coughing, difficulty breathing, etc.)
• A vehicle parked in a restricted area or odd location
• A window/door open that is usually locked or closed

Reporting suspicious activity: DOs and DON’Ts
• DO report suspicious or unusual activity immediately
• DO speak with a Brampton Transit employee
• DO call City of Brampton Security at 905.874.2111
• DO in an emergency, call 911
• DO describe specifically what you observed, including:
o Who or what you saw
o When you saw it
o Where it occurred, including bus or stop number, if applicable
o Why it’s suspicious
• DON’T confront threatening people
• DON’T put yourself in dangerous situations
• DON’T report suspicious activity through Brampton Transit’s website or social media channels (Facebook and Twitter) – CINEWS

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