MBTA launches campaign encouraging riders to report harassment

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BOSTON, MA (WPRI) – The MBTA is launching a campaign to stop verbal or physical sexual harassment.

The agency is partnering with area crisis organizations the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center and Boston Center for Independent Living to combat assaults on the transit system.

The campaign focuses on people with disabilities since they experience sexual assault twice as often as those without disabilities, according to the Boston Center for Independent Living.

Starting on Friday, the T will run ads on its trains and buses, asking riders to call Transit Police if they see or experience harassment.