If ordered to evacuate - Look.
Safety and security are
critical issues to passengers and transit employees alike. Various
aspects of daily life and travel involve some risks, of course.
However, making your ride as safe and secure as it can possibly be
depends on everyone working together. An emergency
evacuation is rare. However, under certain circumstances
passengers may need to be evacuated as a safety precaution or to
natural disasters (flooding, earthquakes and the like), fires, and
collisions are among various situations that require quick thinking
and action in order to avoid potential dangers. In the unlikely
event that an evacuation is required, it is very important to be
calm and listen to announcements or instructions from uniformed
During an evacuation:
Locate the nearest accessible exit - it may be an emergency door or
Look around as you prepare to exit the transit vehicle or facility
in order to avoid hazards, such as smoke, debris and unusual
Report anything hazardous or unusual to emergency personnel.
Notice others who may need help and offer assistance. Children, the
elderly and disabled individuals may require help from others during
Pay attention to announcements.
Listen and remain calm.
Follow the instructions from transit employees and emergency
Move quickly toward safety, leaving behind large or unwieldy objects
like suitcases, strollers and heavy items.
If evacuation is not possible through normal doors, use emergency
doors or windows to exit safely.
Be on the lookout for hazards and people to help, and listen to
transit employees and emergency personnel while you leave the area.
Staying calm and alert while exiting a transit vehicle or transit
facility in an emergency can save time and protect you and those
around you from potential hazards and misinformation
Recognizing Terrorist Activity
Someone bragging or talking about plans to harm citizens in violent
attacks or who claims membership in a terrorist organization that
espouses killing innocent people.
Suspicious packages, luggage, or mail that has been abandoned in a
crowded place like an office building, an airport, a school, or a
Suspicious letter or package that arrives in your mailbox. (Stay
away from the letter or package and donít shake, bump or sniff it;
wash hands thoroughly with soap and water.)
Someone suspiciously exiting a secured, non-public area near a train
or bus depot, airport, tunnel, bridge, government building, or
type of activity or circumstance that seems frightening or unusual
within the normal routines of your neighborhood, community, and
Someone suspiciously watching, mapping or photographing a landmark,
airport, tunnel, bridge, government building, business, or tourist
Someone unfamiliar loitering in a parking lot, government building,
or around a school or playground.
Someone using or threatening to use a weapon, place a
bomb, or release a poisonous substance into the air, water, or food
Strange odors, smoke, fire, or an explosion.
If you see suspicious activity, tell
a Security Officer,
Brazos Transit District Employee,
or call (800) 272-0039 or 911.