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.

Public Backed Service Expansions Now Underway!

New Bus Routes Available in New Britain, Berlin, Meriden, Plainville, Southington, and Stamford

When the public talks, CT transit listens.

In March of this year, the Connecticut Department of Transportation implemented new bus routes, now serving communities in New Britain, Berlin, Meriden, Plainville, Southington, and Stamford. These new bus routes will bolster connectivity and amplify coverage throughout central Connecticut.

“Public transit is more than just a mode of transportation; it is a lifeline that connects individuals to career opportunities, businesses to customers, and communities to growth,” said General Manager of CT transit, Thomas Stringer. “A robust public transportation system is essential for driving economic impact and supporting local businesses.”

But wait, there’s more!

This service expansion is just the beginning of a series of upcoming expansions, totaling more than $18 million, proposed by Governor Ned Lamont and supported by local legislature. These new routes will provide greater access to a broader range of employment centers and career opportunities across the region, ultimately enhancing residents' career prospects and improving their quality of life.


“This major bus service expansion is the latest effort to connect customers with critical jobs, housing, and services while expanding opportunities for Transit Oriented Development (TOD)—allowing people to live and commute with ease,” said Connecticut Department of Transportation Deputy Commissioner Karen Kitsis. “CTDOT is grateful for the support of Governor Ned Lamont and the Connecticut General Assembly, which responded to customer needs by investing in the expansion of our transit system.”

These new routes were, in part, discovered through feedback from community members, frontline transit workers, and key government officials.

Public Service by the Numbers:

  • 4,300 community members surveyed online
  • 36 community events across Connecticut
  • 29 interviews with transit providers, councils of government, and transit district reps
  • 10 customer focus groups

CTDOT’s Customer Experience (CX) Action Plan team gathered this wealth of responses. Based on insights from those we serve, they lead the initiative to develop public transportation innovations throughout the state. This energized team will continue responding to the needs of the people—the customers and supporters of public transit—and propose new paths forward.


Pictured left to right: Samaia Hernandez, Alicia Leite, Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz, Lisa Rivers, and Karen Kitsis.

“As Connecticut works to be a leader in delivering major new transit investments, including CTfastrak and CTrail Hartford Line, we recognize the support and input of our transit providers and customers across Connecticut,” said Connecticut Department of Transportation Public Transportation Bureau Chief Benjamin Limmer. “We look forward to launching new transportation services in communities across Connecticut in the months ahead.” 

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