PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, Va. – Starting today, drivers on Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission (PRTC) buses will pay closer mind to their surroundings.

The transit agency responsible for transporting commuters from Prince William, Manassas, and Manassas Park to points in Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. on weekdays, has heightened their security.

The higher level of security comes during the Independence Day holiday but is not in response to any specific threat.

Here’s more in a press release:

PRTC will implement heightened security measures on all buses and at the PRTC Transit Center on Thursday, July 3 through Monday, July 7, 2014 based on a special recommendation from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).

The TSA recommendation is not in response to a specific threat but rather a heightened sense of awareness in Mass Transit, Passenger Rail and overall transportation enterprise. 

What does this mean for our passengers?  You may notice bus operators being especially mindful of the surroundings and of any packages and bags that are on or near the buses.  We ask for your assistance by not leaving any personal belongings unattended at bus stops or on board your bus.  In addition, there will be increased security patrols at the PRTC Transit Center.

If you notice unattended property or see something suspicious, please notify your bus operator, local law enforcement, or call 911.  Remember: If you see something, say something!