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MTA must protect its bus drivers

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The recent assaults on city bus drivers should and must be a wake-up call to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to provide needed protection for all MTA bus drivers.

These men and women risk their lives every day just to do their jobs, and it is inexcusable that they are not adequately protected while doing their jobs. If the MTA can spend millions of dollars to upgrade the subways and buses and pay overbloated salaries to its executives, it can spend money to make working conditions for bus drivers, token booth clerks, subway engineers and conductors safer.

This needs to happen now.

John Amato

Fresh Meadows

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