NT campaign launch

The Northern Territory Government has launched a safety awareness campaign after incidents

The ‘Transit safety keeping you safe’ campaign has been launched in Northern Territory to promote better behaviour on public transport and raise awareness of new safety initiatives.

Minister for Transport Matt Conlan says there has been some disgusting behaviour seen on Darwin’s bus network recently which prompted the campaign.

"Enough is enough," says Conlan.

In September last year the State Government agreed to all recommendations from the Department of Transport’s report on risk assessment of security on the public transport network.

Now 18 of the 25 recommendations have been implemented and the remaining seven are due for completion later this year.

"The Territory Government has allocated an additional $1.07 million towards placing private security guards at our major bus interchanges and employing a further two full-time transit officers to keep the network safe," says Conlan.

"Transit officers work closely with police and the community to make sure our public transport system is safe.

"We want anyone who gets on a Darwin bus to feel safe. Physical and verbal assault will not be tolerated.

 "An idea raised in recent days has been that of installing driver security cages on all Darwin buses. My department is in discussion with both operators about installing these cages.

"Keeping passengers and bus drivers safe and secure on our public transport network is a key priority for the Northern Territory Government."

Subscribe to our newsletter

Sign up to receive the ABC e-newsletter, digital magazine and other offers we choose to share with you straight to your inbox

You can also follow our updates by liking us on Facebook