At WTA, we rely on you, our riders and community, to be alert to suspicious activity on our transit system. We ask for your help in identifying and reporting anything you feel is suspicious, including:
- Electrical wires, switches or devices sticking out of a bag or someone’s clothing
- Unattended bags, packages, boxes or backpacks placed in an out-of-the-way location
- Unexplained smoke, mist, gas, vapor odor or leaking fluids
A dedicated police presence at Bellingham Station
Bellingham Police Department provides a visible presence at WTA’s Bellingham Station, six days a week. Officers patrol the concourse and enforce WTA policies. These officers interact with riders and others in the community, connecting people with services and assistance. Our partnership with Bellingham Police Department increases your safety and the safety of our employees.
It’s OUR System
We need help from you, our riders and our community, to keep our transit system safe.
Be aware of your belongings, your surroundings and the people around you. If you see someone or something suspicious, say something. Alert the operator, another WTA employee, or the police on the concourse. Or call 911.
WTA has Standards of Conduct that includes paying your fare, offering designated seats to seniors and people with disabilities, keeping the noise down, making room for other riders, and being respectful of others.
Please respect the ride and the people that provide it. Treat our buses, stops and terminals like you would your own property. We appreciate your help. This is our transit system and together we can keep it safe.
At Park and Rides, protect your property by doing your part
When car break-ins increase in the community, they increase at our Park and Rides. Do not leave any belongings visible in your car. Put items in the trunk, or use a cargo cover in the back of your vehicle. And be sure to lock your car before you leave.
Cameras on buses
For your safety, and the safety of our drivers, we have cameras on all of our buses.