See Something Say Something

You Know Your World. And You Know When Something's Not Right. If you See Something, Say Something. It can be hard to know just what "something suspicious" looks like. But you know the world around you — the things that you see every day. And you'll notice if something seems a little strange, out of place or just not quite right.

In Your Neighborhood

Never spy on or pry into your neighbors' affairs or property, but do keep your eyes open, like in a neighborhood watch.

  • Strange or abandoned vehicles on the side of the road.
  • Service vehicles in front of houses where that type of service isn't taking place.
  • People you don't recognize "hanging around" your neighborhood for long periods of time.
  • People videotaping or using surveillance equipment like binoculars.
  • Unauthorized personnel around power lines, poles, transformer boxes, sewers, storm drains, gas lines or other utility equipment.

In The Workplace

If something doesn't look like "business as usual" don't hesitate to check with your boss or security personnel.

  • Packages, bags or boxes left unattended in public areas like a lobby or parking garage.
  • Unexpected or odd-looking packages mailed to your place of business.
  • People you don't recognize entering unauthorized areas.
  • Anyone tampering with surveillance cameras, safety systems, machinery or other sensitive equipment.
  • Exposed wiring, leaks, strange smells or other signs of potential tampering.

During Your Commute

Stay alert around buses, trains, bridges and roadways. If something doesn't look right, tell the nearest authority or transit employee.

  • Bags, boxes or other packages left unattended on buses and trains, in stations or on train tracks.
  • People entering unauthorized areas at train or bus stations.
  • Exposed wiring, leaks, strange smells or other signs of potential tampering on buses and trains.
  • People videotaping, sketching or taking notes on transit equipment or facilities.
  • Placing a package or luggage in a different compartment than the one being occupied.
  • People who stay at bus or train stations for long periods without getting on.

Other Somethings that Might be Suspicious

  • Strange vehicles left unattended near busy areas or under bridges.
  • Strange packages left unattended in malls, parking garages, stadiums, theaters or other crowded public places.
  • People wearing oversized clothing for their body type or excessively bulky clothing in hot weather.
  • Anyone abandoning an item behind and leaving the area quickly.
  • People wearing a uniform but not appearing to be involved in an appropriate activity.
  • People openly possessing a weapon or dangerous item.
  • Strange chemical smells.

If You See Something, Say Something.

When you see something, how do you say something?

Tell and Authority

Say something to an authority if there is one nearby.

  • Tell a police officer
  • On a bus, tell the driver
  • In a train or at a train station, tell a conductor or a transit worker
  • At an airport, mall, or other public area, tell security personnel
  • In a store or restaurant, tell the owner or manager
  • In the workplace, tell your boss or direct supervisor

Call the State-wide Homeland Security Tip Line

If there isn't an authority nearby, call 1-866-HLS-TIPS (1-866-457-8477). It's a free call and it's available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Call 911

Sometimes, something suspicious can turn into an emergency situation, requiring a more urgent response. If you believe there is immediate danger, do not hesitate to call 911.

"See Something, Say Something" is the theme of a state-wide public awareness campaign empowering residents of Connecticut to help protect the state from terrorism and keep everyone safe. See for details. 

The campaign is commissioned by the Connecticut Department of Transportation and the Connecticut Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security.

Connecticut Receives $38.9 Million Grant from Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to Upgrade CT fastrak to All-Electric Fleet

Connecticut Transportation Commissioner Garrett Eucalitto (second from the left), Governor Ned Lamont (center), and the Federal Transit Administration’s Peter Butler (farthest right) present the milestone award grant.

CT transit is excited to share that Governor Ned Lamont and the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) recently announced a $38.9 million Federal Transit Administration (FTA) grant to help convert our CT fastrak to an all-electric bus fleet.

“This significant investment showcases our commitment to sustainable transportation and underscores our dedication to fostering skilled professionals for the future,” said Thomas E. Stringer Jr., General Manager. We look forward to this initiative’s positive impact on our community, environment, and local economy. Thank you to the FTA and the CTDOT for their continued support.”

L to R: Peter Butler, FTA Region 1 Administrator, and Thomas E. Stringer Jr, CT transit General Manager.

This significant grant, awarded through the FTA's Low or No Emission Grant Program, will facilitate the purchase or lease of zero-emission transit buses and the necessary facility upgrades.

CT transit will use these funds to acquire 46 battery-electric buses and install 29 chargers for the fastrak bus rapid transit service. The grant will also cover the cost of installing 25 depot chargers at the Hartford facility, four on-route chargers at the CT fastrak New Britain Station, and the required electrical infrastructure. This initiative is backed by over $17 million in matching state funds and $30 million from federal formula funds.

This milestone represents a monumental leap towards Governor Lamont's objective of transitioning the entire statewide public transportation bus fleet from diesel to zero-emission models by 2035. It's a testament to our collective commitment and the potential for a greener future.

Governor Lamont.

“The new battery-electric buses and chargers will help us meet the growing demand for reliable, efficient, and environmentally friendly transit options, and will greatly benefit the thousands of residents and commuters who rely on CT fastrak services every day,” said Governor Lamont. “Thank you to the Biden-Harris administration for continuing to invest in green technology that will modernize Connecticut’s public transit system and spur new economic opportunities across the state.”

Around $5.6 billion in funding has been allocated through President Joe Biden’s recently enacted Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to support the replacement of thousands of public transit vehicles nationwide.


Connecticut Transportation Commissioner Garrett Eucalitto addresses the media.

“Investing in electric buses for the CT fastrak fleet is a forward-thinking move that highlights Connecticut’s dedication to sustainability and innovation,” said Connecticut Transportation Commissioner Garrett Eucalitto.

CT fastrak was recently recognized as the best bus rapid transit system in the United States by the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy.

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