New bill protects bus drivers from attacks, requires database reporting

New bill protects bus drivers from attacks, requires database reporting

LOS ANGELES — A new bill, which was introduced to help protect bus drivers from assaults, would require transit agencies install protective driver barriers on all buses, draw up plans to ensure bus driver safety and hand over data on operator assaults to the Federal Transit Administration, reported the San Gabriel Valley Tribune.

U.S. Rep. Grace F. Napolitano (D-CA-32), U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), and U.S. Rep. John Katko (R-NY-24) introduced the Bus Operator and Pedestrian Protection Act with the support of bus drivers and union leaders from across the country.

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