For anybody who regularly rides public transit, sexual harassment from strangers on the bus or train is often an unfortunate, unjust – and dangerous – fact of life.
To combat sexual harassment and help its residents feel safer, the city of Los Angeles is launching a 24/7 hotline for victims of harassment on public transit.
Riders who feel unsafe or uncomfortable, or want to report an incident to police, can call 1-844-Off-Limits (633-5464). Counselors with the LA-based organization Peace Over Violence.
The counselor can stay on the phone with them or give them resources for how to contact the police.
Thank you, Los Angeles, for taking the safety and comfort of your citizens seriously!