CTA Shares Safety Campaign with Colleges and Universities

August 25, 2011
The CTA invites college and university students to add another subject to their curriculum: “If You See Something, Say Something.” Providing a safe traveling and working environment is a top priority at the agency and as part of the continuing effort to promote security, the CTA is disseminating electronic and printed materials for its safety campaign to more than 30 area colleges and universities for incoming freshman and new students.
Thousands of new students will be attending area colleges and universities and a number of them will be new riders to the Chicago area’s public transit system.  
“Freshman and new student orientation is an excellent opportunity to acclimate individuals to the CTA system as well as to guide them on how to travel safely around Chicago when using public transit,” said CTA President Forrest Claypool. “In addition to our security cameras, police officers and other security procedures, an important part of being safe is being aware of your surroundings and knowing what to do in emergencies. These brochures will provide valuable tips for those new to the system and provide a refresher for those already familiar with the CTA.”
“See Something, Say Something” public awareness brochures include information and tips about personal security, emergency basics, prohibited activities, and whom to contact if a customer needs assistance on both buses and trains. Included among the safety brochures are CTA maps with rail and bus route information.
The materials will be distributed by the schools during orientation and are available to all students at their respective university offices.  Students and all CTA customers can also find safety tips and brochures on the CTA website at www.transitchicago.com
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