Watch your step - Pay attention to your footing when climbing on and off a train, there may be a substantial gap or an uneven surface.
Don't flash your cash - keep valuables stored away and protect them. Sitting and watching a movie may sound like an appealing alternative to the 30 minute train ride, but it makes you a soft target.
Leave adequate of time to get on and off the bus - Don't leave things to the last minute and avoid a panic.
Pay attention to your surroundings - listening to music with ear phones may distract you.
Be cautious with your belongings - straps and rope hanging off your bags may catch bus hand rails and doors.
Make use of the hand rails - When moving up or down, make use of the hand rail to prevent a possible fall.
Be aware of your stop - Make sure you are up and waiting to get off the bus prior to your stop.
Don't tell people you don't know about your commute - Hold back the urge to tell other commuters where you get off and where you live.
Plan your route - Take advantage of your knowledge of the area and plan the shortest possible route.
Walk with a friend - where possible, always walk with a friend for as long as possible
Blend in - Blend into the pedestrian traffic and try not to attract to much attention
Avoid areas of unrest - Stay clear of areas where public protests or marches are taking place
Have an escape route - Make a mental note of where you are walking and plan an alternative route