Senior Safety Tips
Traveling on the MARTA System
- Plan your trip ahead of time.
- Carry only what you need.
- Always be aware of your surroundings.
- Secure your vehicle and hide your valuables.
- Go out with family or friends rather than by yourself.
- Hold your purse close or keep your wallet in an inside front pocket.
- Don't carry large amounts of cash or unneeded credit cards.
- Use a direct deposit service for Social Security and other regular checks.
- Keep car doors locked, be watchful in parking lots and garages, and try to park in well-lighted spots near entrances.
- Sit near the driver or the exit when riding on a bus or train.
- If a person or situation makes you nervous get away, change train cars.
- Stay away from con artists. Direct them to MARTA personnel if they need help.
When in need of Assistance
- Look for a uniformed MARTA employee (All employees have ID’s).
- Report incidents or suspicious activity immediately. (See Something, Say Something)
- Look for the white and blue phones located throughout the stations. All calls go directly to MARTA Police Communications.
- Use the intercom buttons on the trains to report incidents. Tell the driver the car number. Go to another car if you feel threatened.
- Program MARTA emergency numbers in your cell phones
- You may also contact MARTA Police by dialing #MPD on your cellular telephones with providers of AT&T, Sprint/Nextel or Verizon. If you are using a Blackberry, users dial #673.
- If you have a medical condition, keep information on you at all times.
- Always carry emergency contact information such as your Doctor’s office and family members.
- Carry hand sanitizer and wash hands frequently.
- MARTA installed AutomatedElectronicDefibrillators throughout the stations. They are also in all Police, Bus and Mobility (Para Transit) Supervisors vehicles.