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Is aim to end transit violence with Tasers misguided?

A New York Senator wants transit workers armed with Tasers to protect themselves and their passengers against attacks. A transit workers union backs the request, but the state Police Commissioner and the New York MTA are against it. Is the idea too extreme?

This Sunday, thank your bus driver

March 18 is International Bus Driver Appreciation Day. Those working in this profession seem to have had a particularly difficult year, given all the recent news stories. TriMet is getting the word out to the public to show their appreciation. Are any other agencies doing the same?

Transit violence signals need for more security

There were two prevalent news stories this week regarding violence at transit agencies. Both DART and Washington Metro are looking to employ more preventive measures, but are not necessarily in agreement with the public — or among themselves — as to what’s most effective.

Making driver protection a priority

Tom Bregg was a bus operator for the Edmonton Transit System (ETS) in Alberta for 33 years when he was savagely beaten on Dec. 3, 2009 by a passenger, who argued with him over a fare dispute. Bregg is now permanently blind in his left eye and may never drive again, the Edmonton Journal reported.

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