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Safety initiatives

Here is an overview of the work and activities we have undertaken to make sure all our customers and staff have safe travels.

Our 10-point safety program

OC Transpo’s Safety Charter for Transit Services guides the work and activities we do to keep our customers and staff safe. The charter includes:

  • Applying a safety lens to all we do
  • Launching a reporting system to allow our customers to flag safety issues or situations anonymously
  • Gathering and sharing information on safety and security issues
  • Maintaining the Transecure program
  • And more!

Read more about our 10-Point Safety Plan

Report anonymously with our online form

Tell us what you saw not who you are. Report online. Anonymous submissions accepted.

We invite you to let us know if someone or something makes you feel unsafe or uncomfortable at any point during your journey with transit. You can use our new form to anonymously share your concerns and experiences with us and help us improve the security of our network.

Submit an incident to Transit Law

Video reminder of the value and importance of talking to each other.

Use these contacts for assistance:

  • Use the payphone in the Transecure waiting area >>> Press the Distress Centre button >>> It's a FREE confidential call
  • Or call the Ottawa Distress Centre 24/7 at 613-238-3311.

Walk & Ride and Bike & Ride Program

Special constables walk about our stations, ride buses and the O-Train or cycle between stations around the clock. They offer a visible security presence, deter crime and offences, and are ready and able to respond quickly to incidents.

Feel free to approach a Special Constable if you feel unsafe, harassed or threatened or if you see someone who seems to be lost or needing help.

Read more about the Transit Law Team

TRANSECURE

TRANSECURE is a community watch program on wheels. OC Transpo employees are the eyes and ears on our roads, looking out for the safety of all people and offering a safe haven in any of our vehicles for anyone who needs it (not only transit riders!).

  • Our employees are trained to respond to safety and security issues like medical emergencies, break-ins, accidents, fires, suspicious situations or any other incidents when someone feels unsafe or threatened
  • We’re on the road 24/7
  • We have as many as 1,000 buses, plus the O-Train, mobile cars and service trucks on street during peak hours
  • We work with emergency services: three police services – Ottawa Police Service, OPP and RCMP as well as Ottawa Fire, Paramedic Services and Transit Special Constables We handle an average of 3 calls a day
    • The Transecure awards recognize employees who provide an outstanding response to safety and security issues

Read more about the TRANSECURE program

Night stop

TRANSECURE Night Stop Logo

Many stations have a Night Stop. At these stations, after 9 pm all routes serve the Night Stop.

Look for the yellow TRANSECURE logo to know where to catch the bus.

Read more about the TRANSECURE Night Stops