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:


Combating Human Trafficking – Transportation Legal Responses

Facilitating the Transportation Sector’s Collective Impact in Combating Human Trafficking

DOT Advisory Committee on Human Trafficking – Final Report Combating Human Trafficking in the Transportation Sector

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)

DHS Blue Campaign Toolkit

DHS Recommended Awareness Training

Transit on the Lookout to Combat Human Trafficking: A Toolkit for Public Transit Agencies in the United States and Canada

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January is National Human Trafficking Awareness Month


Help DART Preserve Lives

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


“TxDot Joins Efforts to End Human Trafficking”

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King County – “Help Stop Human Trafficking”

County of Los Angeles – “Human Trafficking”

“CA Human Trafficking Law Moduled on VTA Policy”

Human Trafficking, Know the Red Flags

Red Flags Card

“MARTA signs National Pledge to Fight Human Trafficking”

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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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