The effort comes on the heels of a bus driver being punched in the face last week, which brings the number of reported assaults in the Vancouver region alone this year to 42. Meanwhile, Vancouver’s transit system launched a new "Don’t Touch Our Operators" campaign.
SEPTA steps up to fight human trafficking
Transit can play a role in helping to stop human trafficking, considering the number of people using it 24 hours a day. SEPTA Police Chief Thomas Nestel was recently joined by representatives from local social service agencies and a former human trafficking victim to discuss signs of the crime, law enforcement efforts and how the public can help.