MBTA Looks To End Assaults On Employees

The MBTA says it is taking steps to protect its workers against assault.

MBTA General Manager Beverly Scott said in a letter Monday to T employees that the agency plans to place more video cameras on buses and is looking into the possibility of installing partitions that would separate drivers from passengers.

The T is also unveiling bus cards and decals along with a public service announcement that warns of serious consequences for anyone who lays a hand on a T employee. Officials are asking the Legislature to toughen the penalties for assaulting transit workers.

Scott cited one recent incident in which a group of teens flagged down a bus and assaulted the driver. Two of the alleged attackers were later arrested and the victim is recovering.

This program aired on May 6, 2013. The audio for this program is not available.


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