The Texas Department of Transportation, as part of a statewide effort to raise awareness, increase vigilance and report signs of human trafficking have teamed up with the Office of the Governor, law enforcement and industry partners, is launching its “On the Road to End Human Trafficking” initiative.

Sonja Gross with TxDOT


Similar to a neighborhood watch program, the initiative encourages everyone to know, watch for and report signs of trafficking.

For employees, a wallet card along with an information sheet in TxDOT vehicles.

Posters and restroom stall signs also will be displayed in Texas Travel Information Centers and Safety Rest Areas and a toll-free 24/7 confidential phone number, (888) 373-7888, to report suspected trafficking; victims are encouraged to call 911.

TxDOT’s human trafficking materials are available for others to download and use at

The full interview with Sonja Gross.