Topic : assaults

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FTA makes $9M available to improve rail transit, bus operator safety

Government Issues| February 13, 2020

Includes $7.3 million for new tech/designs for rail transit safety; and $2 million for projects that redesign transit bus operator compartment.

NY MTA unveils campaign to combat hate crimes on buses, trains

Security and Safety | January 28, 2020

Visual campaign promoting kindness, respect and solidarity, follows 42% increase in hate crimes on NYC Transit System in 2019.

Security and Safety | July 11, 2019

NJ TRANSIT advocate to aid employees who have been assaulted

Newly hired attorney's role includes reviewing victims cases and helping them understand their legal rights.

Security and Safety | June 27, 2019

PSTA board approves funding for driver safety barriers on entire bus fleet

The safety upgrades come after HART bus driver Thomas Dunn was stabbed and killed on the job by a passenger on May 18 in Tampa.

Security and Safety | February 25, 2016

Ohio lawmakers propose bill making assaulting transit workers a felony

Under current law, an assault is usually classified as a misdemeanor, except under certain circumstances.

Bus| August 1, 2014

Aggravated assaults up on MBTA's transit system

Transit police statistics show aggravated assaults were up by 38%, an increase from 48 to 66 incidents compared to the same period the year prior. MBTA Transit Police is seeking to determine the reason for the increase, but say a broad trend has been hard to find.

Bus| March 10, 2011

Vancouver union, transit push for more female bus driver protection

Coast Mountain Bus Co., TransLink and the Metro Vancouver bus drivers' union are working together to stop assaults on female bus drivers, by calling for tougher sentences and stronger legislation, and installing cameras, GPS systems and assault alarms on buses.

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