CTA Notices Manpower Shortages
- The CTA said a passenger attacked Jones on the bus, causing him to lose control of the vehicle and crash it into a fence at Roosevelt Road and Kolmar Avenue about 9 p.m. on Oct. 6.
- Darrell Jefferson, president of the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 241, said at least two other drivers have been assaulted by CTA riders in the past month.
Some bus drivers have said they don't feel safe because there aren't enough police officers patrolling buses and there aren't any barriers separating drivers from passengers who may try to harm them.
So you have citizens noticing a lack of coverage in certain districts (008, 016, most of Area 1, numerous others), a large boxing event that is resulting in the operational shut down of a number of auxiliary Detective units, our readers sending us copies of various sheets showing cars down left and right in certain districts and now, CTA bus drivers saying there aren't enough cops around. That's not even mentioning the hundreds of comments regarding down rapids, only one wagon if you're lucky and unmanned beat cars city wide.
Labels: department issues