Bus drivers in Detroit want better security after they say at least eight drivers were hospitalized after attacks by riders in the last nine months, The Associated Press reports.
According to Fred Westbrook, president of the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 26, a rally yesterday was organized to let riders know that drivers are frustrated about crowded buses, buses running late and a lack of police protection.
Ideas for improving security include creating a transit police for the Detroit Department of Transportation. Police met with DDOT representatives and offered training to drivers. There are also plans to provide police with information about routes where assaults have taken place so police can step up their efforts, the article says.