U.S. Department of Transportation

Human Trafficking

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) combats human trafficking by working with public and private sector stakeholders to empower transportation employees and the traveling public to recognize and report possible instances of human trafficking.


Counter-Trafficking Resources

The counter-trafficking in persons resources below include materials from DOT’s Transportation Leaders Against Human Trafficking (TLAHT) initiative, DOT’s Advisory Committee on Human Trafficking, and additional domestic and international collaborative documents.


Federal Transit Administration Awareness videos

APTA Human Trafficking Awareness Programs

Human Trafficking: Awareness to Action (APTAU Learning video)

Transit Agency Campaigns

APTA members and federal partners are involved in fighting human trafficking. Example of these efforts can be found below:

Additional Resources

If you or someone you know needs help, call the National Human Trafficking Hotline toll-free hotline, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-888-373-7888 to speak with a specially trained Anti-Trafficking Hotline Advocate. Support is provided in more than 200 languages.

Callers can dial 711 to access the Hotline using TTY.

You can also email the hotline at help@humantraffickinghotline.org.

To report a potential human trafficking situation, call the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-373-7888, or submit the tip online.

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