Keeping You Safe on PATH: Updates

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Passenger safety is one of our top priorities. Take a moment to learn more about PATH's recent Safety Stand Down, as well as continued and enhanced efforts by the Port Authority Police Department to ensure the security of the PATH system.

Safety Stand Down

In late December, PATH conducted its tri-annual Safety Stand Down, industry practice that allows management, field staff, and contractors to come together and discuss safety issues at the Journal Square Transportation Center. Safety Stand Downs also allow employees time to retrain and refresh on important standards in safety, and receive training on topics mandated by government partners, such as the Occupational Safety & Health Administration or Federal Railroad Administration.

During December’s Safety Stand Down, employees reviewed standard safety procedures and heard from PATH executive staff and division superintendents concerning year-to-date safety performance. Additionally, participants reviewed completed and planned work related to Superstorm Sandy restoration and resiliency, and the Automatic Train Control program.

To learn more about PATH safety and security, please visit our website.

Operation SAFE PATH

PAPD recently launched Operation SAFE PATH to enhance their security presence, including the support of both uniform and plain-clothes teams.

If you ever see something suspicious or feel you or others are in danger, you can pick up a passenger assistance phone, which are located near the turnstiles and on platforms, or call PAPD at 800-828-7273. You can also download PAPD’s Smartphone app, which allows you to connect with PAPD without having to remember the toll-free number.

To learn more about PATH safety and security, please visit our website.

Safety Tips from the Port Authority Police Department

  • Be alert and aware of your surroundings at all times.
  • Travel on populated, well-lit streets.
  • Know how to get to your destination by the most direct and safest route.
  • Do not leave your handbag or packages unattended.
  • Carry your purse close to your body.
  • Carry your wallet in the inside pocket of your jacket or in your front pants pocket.
  • Be on guard while banking at an ATM.

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