Transit Watch Toolkit
In 2003, the FTA launched the Transit Watch public safety and security awareness campaign. In 2005, the FTA and DHS developed a follow-up initiative to determine levels of implementation of Transit Watch, along with other critical safety and security concerns including unattended baggage and transit evacuation. By incorporating the Transit Watch concept into various public outreach campaigns, the FTA and DHS aim to heighten public recognition of a standardized safety and security awareness symbol. The templates included in this CD are based on extensive research and review of existing transit agency safety and security materials.
Due to its size, the Transit Watch Toolkit CD has been divided into several self-extracting files. To use a self-extracting file, download and put the file into a directory of your choice. Run the file. You will be prompted to save the contents onto your hard drive. The contents will 'uncompress', leaving you with one or more files/directories. Once extracted, you can use each file with its associated software (Microsoft Word, Adobe Illustrator, etc.)
* Please Note
The language in the Unattended Items Campaign reflects a cautionary position advising that the public "call from a safe distance." This language is optional. In 2003, the FBI recommended that cellular phones, radios and pagers should not be used within 50 feet of suspected improvised explosive devices (IEDs). Although further research is necessary to prove causation, sparks generated by batteries inside cellular phones or by electromagnetic waves emitted by cellular phones may trigger explosions. Recent guidelines published by the National Transit Institute reflect this stance, warning that transit employees "…not use a radio or cell phone if you suspect an explosive device" and to "…avoid using radios or cell phones within three hundred feet of the suspected device."