Public transportation is among the safest ways to travel. Our focus on safety goes a long way towards protecting our employees and passengers.
IndyGo buses are also part of the Indianapolis Safe Place program.
Making public transit as safe as possible depends on everyone working together—transit personnel, local authorities and the riding public. So if you're riding the bus and see something suspicious, be sure to say something to our staff or local law enforcement.
All IndyGo vehicles are equipped with audio and video surveillance equipment. This valuable security measure acts as a deterrent because a potential offender might think twice about committing a crime under the watchful eye of the camera. And if something bad does happen, the wrongdoers are more likely to be identified and prosecuted.
IndyGo supervisors or any responding Law Enforcement Agency may remove passengers for not adhering to IndyGo procedures or policies. A passenger may be removed from the bus if they are taking part in lewd or illegal activity or if their behavior is loud, boisterous or otherwise detrimental and/or disruptive to other passengers.
IndyGo partners with Marion County law enforcement and public safety agencies. This means that uniformed and undercover police officers ride IndyGo buses to ensure the safety of all passengers. Also, please note IndyGo passengers are subject to screenings by local, state and federal law enforcement.
Suspicious activity relates to circumstances, timing and behavior NOT race, color ethnicity or gender. Familiarize yourself with the following signs of suspicious activity and report people who are:
If you see suspicious or illegal behavior onboard an IndyGo bus or at a bus stop, please immediately report it to IndyGo personnel, or call 317.635.3344 or the law enforcement agency responsible for that jurisdiction. In case of emergency, please dial 911 for an immediate response.
Unattended items simply may be lost or left behind. Look for the following characteristics to report suspicious items to transit officials or police officers:
If you see a suspicious item on an IndyGo bus or at a bus stop, do not touch it! Please immediately report it to IndyGo personnel, or call 317.635.3344 or the law enforcement agency responsible for that jurisdiction. In case of emergency, please dial 911 for an immediate response.
Transit evacuation is rare and should take place only when directed by transit officials. IndyGo professional coach operators go through extensive training before they start transporting passengers, which includes coursework on emergency and radio procedures. In case of an emergency or a situation that requires the bus to be evacuated, please remain calm and follow the directions of your coach operator.
Some simple tips to follow should you ever need to evacuate one of our buses.
We put your safety first and you should do the same. Below are links to articles that can help keep you safe while using public transportation.
|Thanks to Transit Watch for providing some of the information on this page.
Transit Watch is a nationwide public awareness outreach campaign that encourages the active participation of transit passengers and employees in maintaining a safe transit environment.