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Safety Month Expands On Year-Round Commitment To Safety

June 3, 2024

NEWARK, NJ – NJ TRANSIT is utilizing June, designated as “National Safety Month” by the National Safety Council, to remind customers and employees of the importance of always keeping the focus upon safety.  This year’s theme is “Think Safety, Ride Safely.” The month will feature tips and reminders on social media to reinforce safety on and near the transit system throughout New Jersey.  While the campaign will run during June, safety is a core value at NJ TRANSIT and it remains one of our highest priorities all year and every year. 

“Safety is a core value at NJ TRANSIT, and National Safety Month provides an opportunity to highlight our ongoing efforts,” said NJ TRANSIT President & CEO Kevin S. Corbett. “We encourage all our customers and employees to ‘Think Safety, Ride Safely,’ not just in June, but year-round.”

During June, NJ TRANSIT will be reinforcing safety strategies, informing and educating those who use, ride, work or live around transit of safety protocols and risky behaviors by providing safety tips that will be posted on social media channels. 

The following are some important safety tips to keep in mind:

Rail and Light Rail Safety:


  • Never take a short cut on or across rail tracks. 
  • Only cross railroad tracks in clearly identified, designated areas where there are lights, signs and grade crossings. 
  • Look and listen!  Never ignore active warnings at crossings or attempt to pass through, around or under a gate in the down position.
  • Always stand behind the yellow safety line when waiting on the station platform. 
  • Do not lean on train doors and stand clear as the doors open and close.
  • No running or playing on platforms or around tracks.
  • Listen to train personnel and watch your step when boarding and exiting a train. 

Bus Safety:

  • Use designated crosswalks and sidewalks to reach the bus stop.
  • Never run after a bus; you may slip and fall or may be struck by another vehicle.
  • Wait for the bus at designated stops and stand two to three feet from the curb.
  • Hold handrails while boarding the bus.
  • Stand behind the white line when the bus is in motion.      
  • Only exit or board the bus after it has come to a complete stop.


Access Link:

  • Be vigilant to avoid hazards – an injury avoided is a life-changer.
  • Position yourself properly when securing mobility devices.
  • Avoid distractions, multi-tasking and unnecessary situations.


NJ TRANSIT is the nation's largest statewide public transportation system providing more than 925,000 weekday trips on 263 bus routes, three light rail lines, 12 commuter rail lines and through Access Link paratransit service. NJ Transit is the third largest transit system in the country with 166 rail stations, 62 light rail stations and more than 19,000 bus stops linking major points in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia.