TWU Calls on Congress to Protect Transit Operators from Assault
May 8, 2019
Today, TWU sent letters of support to both the U.S. House and Senate urging lawmakers to cosponsor the Transit Worker and Pedestrian Protection Act (H.R. 1139/S. 436). This bill is essential to helping protect transit operators around the country from the brutal assaults we face every day.
H.R. 1139/S. 436 would require local transit agencies to work with unions to create safety management plans to prevent assaults and increase the use of collision avoidance technologies, such as blind-spot mirrors. These measures will help ensure that workers have a safe operating environment and return unharmed to their families at the end of every shift.