HART to put in driver security limitations on buses and vans

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The Hillsborough Space Regional Transit Authority (HART) will set up driver security limitations on all HART buses and HARTFlex vans.  

The transfer comes after HART bus driver Thomas Dunn was killed in Might. A passenger was arrested for Dunn’s homicide and it was reported that the bus Dunn operated the day he was killed didn’t have a protecting barrier between him and his alleged assassin.

HART beforehand introduced it could be putting in cameras on its autos and the estimated value for every barrier to be put in on its buses and vans is $5,000; HART has allotted $1 million towards the security barrier mission.

“HART has been working with the ATU over the previous few weeks to reinforce the security of the driving force compartment and implement an answer that works for our workers. I’m completely happy to announce that we’ve reached an settlement,” stated HART CEO Ben Limmer. “The protection and security of our workers stays a precedence at HART as they serve our clients with the best stage of professionalism.”

The Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Native 1593 is in assist of the barrier set up on the buses and vans. The ATU and HART have mutually agreed to a custom-fit protecting barrier with prolonged tempered glass to cowl the operator area. 

“Following the mindless passing of one in every of our personal, we voiced our issues, and want to thank HART management for listening to us,” stated ATU Worldwide Vice President Curtis Howard. “We’re working collectively to take instant motion to make sure that our operator-members are secure and tragedy like that by no means occurs once more.”

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Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority introduced earlier this week that it could set up security limitations on all of its buses.

 

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