Human Trafficking Prevention Resources

Published on: December 21, 2022

Public transportation intersects almost every form of human trafficking and we all play a vital role in stopping it. Busing on the Lookout (BOTL) is a national organization offering free industry specific training, toolkits or materials, and has been used by over 245 transit agencies to provide additional training to their staff. For additional information and resources, visit the National Human Trafficking Hotline website, call 888-373-7888 or text 233733.

The bus industry has a key role to play in combating human trafficking, particularly as frontline employees may be coming into contact with victims of human trafficking in the course of their everyday jobs. Learn more about each transit subset’s possible intersections with human trafficking and how you can get involved in fighting this heinous crime: School Transportation, Transit & Motorcoach, Casinos & Buses.

Access awareness materials here.

Human Trafficking Resources:

Crime and Human Trafficking Prevention for Smaller Transit AgenciesA resource center created in 2023 by the Community Transportation Association of America (CTAA), the Texas Transportation Institute (TTI), and the Southwest Transit Association (SWTA), this website has printable materials, podcast episodes, videos, training slides, and social media guides on human trafficking specifically designed for smaller transit systems.

MnDOT’s Library of Resources on Human Trafficking: A list of organizations partnered with MnDOT and downloadable posters for transit systems.

Online Courses


RTAP will print posters and mail them to you. Just let us know how many you need. Posters are ordered once a month to print in bulk, when possible. Email Mariah Kathan the number of posters you need and which poster(s) you want printed.

for your staff room: 

for your buses

Dash Stickers from Busing on the Lookout also available to order.

Contact Numbers

  • To report suspected human trafficking to Federal law enforcement: call 1-866-347-2423
  • To get help from the National Human Trafficking Hotline, call 1-888-373-7888 or text HELP or INFO to BeFree (233733)

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