The U.S. Department of Homeland Security defines human trafficking as involving the use of force, fraud, or coercion to obtain some type of labor or commercial sex act. Every year, millions of men, women, and children are trafficked worldwide.

APTA members and federal partners are involved in fighting human trafficking, and some of their efforts can be found below:


USDOT FTA’s Human Trafficking Awareness and Public Safety Initiative, along with the APTA supported USDOT Transportation Leaders Against Human Trafficking Initiative (1/28/2020)

List of $5.4 Million in selected public transit projects to combat human trafficking and improve safety on public transit (1/28/2020)


U.S. DOT “Put the Brakes on Human Trafficking”

DHS Blue Campaign Toolkit

DHS Recommended Awareness Training

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SEPTA Raises Awareness for Human Trafficking Prevention Month

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Carnegie Mellon Report: Sex Trafficking & the Maryland MTA


Help DART Preserve Lives


GCRTA – Public Awareness of Human Trafficking

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How Santa Clara VTA’s Human Trafficking Awareness Training Inspired a State Assembly Bill


Kansas Public Transit Association Members to Get Sex Trafficking Training

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King County: Human Trafficking Efforts

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LA Metro: “Metro Urges Riders to Help Report Suspected Human Trafficking on Transit


MnDOT: Effort to End Human Trafficking

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Open Source: [MD] Transportation Officials Have a Role in Human Trafficking Battle 

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The Crucial Role of Airports and Transit Agencies in Stopping Human Trafficking

Help Us Stop.pdf

HT Poster Eng-Span print.pdf

Sexual Assault Is a Crime.pdf

What Can You Do.pdf

To report suspected human trafficking to US Federal law enforcement: 1-866-347-2423
To get help from the National Human Trafficking Hotline: 1-888-373-7888 or text HELP or INFO to BeFree (233733)

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