Toledo Area Regional
Transit Authority announces new efforts to fight Human
May 5, 2014: During a press conference Monday morning, the
Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority (TARTA), State Rep.
Teresa Fedor (D-Toledo), and several other community
leaders announced the city’s latest efforts to combat human
trafficking in Northwest Ohio.
“I am pleased to see TARTA join the effort to halt human
trafficking in the region,” said Rep. Fedor. “Educating and
empowering drivers to report suspected cases of human
trafficking will serve to protect those most vulnerable in
Toledo. I’d like to commend TARTA for its strong initiative to
combat this crime.”
TARTA and the Lucas County Human Trafficking Coalition will
partner up to train drivers to recognize signs of human
trafficking and demonstrate the necessary steps to take during
those critical moments.
For the past eight years, Rep. Fedor has been a leading advocate
in the fight to end human trafficking, and is now urging
lawmakers to pass Sub. H.B. 130, the End Demand Act. In 2012,
the General Assembly passed Rep. Fedor’s Safe Harbor Act – a
victim centered bill aimed at providing protection, prosecution