April 1, 2014
The effort comes on the heels of a bus driver being punched in the face last week, which brings the number of reported assaults in the Vancouver region alone this year to 42. Meanwhile, Vancouver’s transit system launched a new "Don’t Touch Our Operators" campaign.
January 30, 2014
A juvenile who punched the driver and a juvenile who filmed the incident have been arrested, while a third suspect who police believe helped orchestrate it remains at large.
January 16, 2014
Plans include getting city buses running on time, a problem that has plagued the transit system for years, and improving safety on the buses, as assaults on bus drivers have become a contentious issue for both drivers and riders.
May 6, 2013
Many are taking preventive actions, such as training, and providing assistance to operators in the aftermath of an incident.
April 3, 2013
The confrontation between the driver, Artis Hughes, and the passenger became an Internet sensation after numerous people on board the bus used their cell phones to record the incident.
March 12, 2013
Between 15 and 20 teenagers punched a bus operator and tried to pull him from the driver’s side window. Transit Police Superintendent in Chief Joseph O’Connor said that the incident was unusual because assaults on bus drivers usually only involve one or two individuals.
November 8, 2012
Alan Yam kept calm and brought his eight passengers to safety while his vehicle was attacked and burned by a mob after the San Francisco Giants won the World Series. The agency held a ceremony to honor Yam and a bystander who tried to prevent the crowd from vandalizing the bus.
August 27, 2012
Drivers are under attack more often than what the city's official figures reflect, according to a former Winnipeg bus driver. More than 400 assaults against transit drivers have been reported in the city of Winnipeg in the last 12 years.
August 14, 2012
Police said after cautioning the woman for putting her feet up on a seat and for falling asleep a physical altercation ensued when it is alleged the driver tried to remove her from the bus.
July 2, 2012
Currently, on-board surveillance cameras do not record the bus driver's compartment, which means some assaults may not be entirely caught on video.
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