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MBTA Napolitano See Something Say Something, March 14, 2011 U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray today launched the new, updated “If You See Something, Say Something” MBTA transit security awareness campaign during a visit to Boston’s South Station.  The campaign urges the public to take an active role in helping to keep the city and the transit system safe and secure.  

The MBTA originally adopted the “If You See Something, Say Something” campaign in 2003, based upon a campaign implemented by New York City’s Metropolitan Transit Authority.  The campaign is funded by a $1 million grant from the Department of Homeland Security’s Transit Security Grant Program.  It promotes a collaborative effort of state and local agencies to work together educating the public to be more aware of their surroundings, and report any behavior that may appear suspicious to the proper transportation and law enforcement authorities.

The 2011 revitalized campaign uses posters and vehicle car cards along with unique elements customers may encounter during their commute to distribute the “See Something Say Something” message.   MassDOT and the MBTA will also use social media including the MassDOT blog, YouTube and Twitter to ask for the public’s help.   
Tips on keeping a watchful eye when in transit include the following:
•    Watch for backpacks, packages, or bags placed in out-of-the way locations
•    Watch for packages that contain attached batteries, wires, cell phones, or notes
•    Watch for packages that emit a suspicious cloud, mist, gas, or odor.
•    Watch for suspicious behavior such as individuals who abandon a package, and then hastily depart.
•    Watch for a group of people acting in a rehearsed manner.
•    Watch for people carrying spray bottles or aerosol canisters.

Call the Transit Police at 617-222-1212 or notify an MBTA employee. To report a non-emergency concern call: 1-617-222-8477 (TIPS) or 1-866-773-8368. Visit www.mbta.com and check out the video below.

 

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