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Current ETS safety awareness campaigns and initiatives.

Let’s Keep Each Other Safe

Everyone knows someone who takes transit, whether it’s for their daily commute or their ride to Edmonton’s many events. Edmontonians take pride in looking out for one another and understand that by working together, we can maintain a safe and welcoming transit environment.

The Let’s Keep Each Other Safe campaign serves as a safety reminder, encouraging riders to report unusual, suspicious or unsafe activities that could impact themselves or others.

Support one another, especially vulnerable groups, and help spread the word.

To report a situation:

  1. Talk to a uniformed transit employee (bus and LRT operators, Transit Peace Officers)
  2. Use a blue emergency phone in transit centres
  3. Press the yellow passenger alarms on LRT cars
  4. Call 911 or Transit Watch at 780-442-4900

Remember: Stop Request allows riders to get off at a location other than a bus stop along the route, as long as it’s safe to do so. The program is in effect daily after 6pm

See the gallery to view the supporting ad campaign.

It's Never Okay

The City of Edmonton has zero-tolerance for harassment on Edmonton Transit. If your safety is at immediate risk, please call 911.

  • Call 9-1-1 for emergencies
  • To report inappropriate or suspicious activity, call Transit Watch: 780-442-4900 or by filling out the ETS Commendations or Concerns Form.

Every ETS rider should feel safe every time he or she takes the bus or LRT.

If you or someone you see needs help, please press a passenger alarm or find a Safe Person (such as a Transit Peace Officer or bus driver). Situations where immediate help may be required include (but are not limited to): medical emergencies, bullying, theft, and harassment (such as sexual, racial, religious, etc.).

Zero-tolerance for sexual harassment

The zero-tolerance for sexual harassment is the first campaign in a series of public education efforts. The goal of the campaign is to empower people so they feel comfortable calling for help, whether they are directly affected or witness an event. If the incident is illegal, such as groping on sneaking a picture up a skirt or down someone's shirt, report it to police immediately.

See the gallery to view the new passenger alarm decals appearing on the LRT and the ad campaign that will be on bus and LRT cars in the coming weeks. 

Safe Ride Posters

Additional resources and support

ETS offers a variety of programs to help riders reach their destinations safely. Learn more about:

  • Safe Person, Safe Place
    Any uniformed ETS employee and Transit Peace Officer can connect you to help.
  • Stop Request
    After 6pm and when safe, buses can stop along routes other than a bus stop.
  • TraXSafe
    Learn about the safety features on and near trains and station platforms.
  • Transit Watch
    Report suspicious activity and vandalism by connecting directly with ETS control centre.

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