January 20, 2012
Due to recent violence against operators, the transit agency has stepped up police presence on buses and will begin testing shields on 100 buses this winter and spring.
November 15, 2011
The transit agency is unsure whether shields provide enough protection to offset drivers' concerns about comfort and the ability to exit quickly in an emergency.
May 20, 2010
In 2009, there were 70 reports of operators being subjected to some type of physical assault. About 40 percent included persons spitting or throwing an object at the operator. Transit officials estimate a safety shield could prevent a significant number of these assaults.
July 30, 2009
Survey shows that 36 percent of transit workers have been physically assaulted during their career. Canadian transit systems reported 1,626 assaults against transit workers in 2007 and reported 2,064 assaults in 2008.
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