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Tips to help you ride safely every step of your journey:

Planning Waiting Boarding Riding Exiting

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Look for Passenger Assistance Alarms (PAAs) on articulated (long) buses and double-deckers!

Use the PAA to tell the operator about an emergency at the back of the bus or on the top deck. When an alarm button is pushed, the operator will:

  1. Let the control centre know.
  2. Stop the bus when it is safe to do so.
  3. Make an announcement over the PA system to let customers know the PAA has been activated and that the bus must be stopped and the situation investigated.
  4. Invite anyone with information about the situation to come forward.

Safe Stop

Safe Stop with the image of a clock displaying 7 PM After 7 pm, you can ask the driver to stop at a safe spot along the route closer to your destination. Please exit by the front door.

Be rail safe

Line 1 is fenced off and secure to keep everyone off the tracks and away from passing trains and the electric power supply.

Don't touch the wires. Stay off the tracks

Bus roadway safety

Transitway safety signageThe bus roadway is an active, busy road for buses and other transit vehicles. Pedestrians are not permitted to walk on the roadway. If you are caught walking on the bus roadway, you could be fined.

Instead, be sure to always obey signage showing you where to go. Designated crosswalks or pedestrian bridges are well marked and provide a safe place to cross.

It might take a little longer to walk the long way around, but safety is always worth it!

Safety tips:

  • Always obey signage and only cross bus roadways at designated crosswalks or pedestrian bridges.
  • Don’t rush. Saving a minute is not worth compromising your safety.
  • When walking to your bus stop, always stay on the platform away from the road edge.

Para Transpo

All Para Transpo minibuses are equipped with safety features:

  • Emergency exit doors are located at the rear of the vehicle, and an exit hatch is on the roof.
  • A first aid kit and fire extinguisher are readily accessible to the operator.
  • Rear-view mirrors for the operator to monitor the passenger area.
  • Seatbelts for customers who don’t use mobility devices, and securement belts for customers using mobility devices.
  • Guards on the sides of the ramp to prevent customers from rolling off unintentionally.
  • Triangle reflectors that can be used by the operator to alert other drivers in case of an emergency.

Respect our operators 

Transitway safety signage

Everyone deserves to be safe at work. Please treat your bus, rail or Para Transpo operator with respect. Verbal or physical harassment will not be tolerated. 

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Travel tips

From planning your trip to arriving at your destination, our tips help you to travel safely.

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Riding at night

Travel safely at night with our Safe Stop program and by reporting unsafe situations.

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Riding with kids

Tips for travelling safely with children and preparing children to travel on their own.

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