Security and Safety

NY MTA bus drivers have reported nearly 1,000 threats this year

Posted on September 26, 2016

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NEW YORK — So far this year, New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) bus drivers have filed 932 threat and harassment complaints — in addition to 34 reported assaults, the Daily News reports.

Drivers and union officials said an untold number of incidents never get reported. And, it has become such a concern that bus operators are told to let farebeaters board to avoid confrontations that can turn violent. Last year, MTA bus drivers filed 1,466 reports of threats and harassment. For the full story, click here.

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