Cleveland Transit Agency Vows Bus Safety Upgrades

November 20, 2012

Cleveland, Ohio’s public transit agency is promising to put security cameras on more buses and crack down on passenger attacks against drivers after several recent assaults.

The Plain Dealer reports the agency’s general manager has told the city council that planned safety improvements also include more uniformed and undercover police on buses and new signs about penalties for attacks on drivers.

He says all Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority buses could have cameras by the end of next year, in a project that would cost about $1 million. Less than one-third of the buses now have cameras.

He also suggested the agency needs to create a policy to ban riders who misbehave.

He acknowledged a councilman’s concerns that riders are too disrespectful but said riding the buses is safe.

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