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Media Advisory: Senator Eric Adams & TWU Local 100 Press Conference

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****FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE****

Date:  October 17, 2012

Contact:  Alan Saly, 917-754-7645

Senator Eric Adams to Join TWU Local 100 in

Calling on the MTA to Expedite the Installation of Bus Partitions

WHAT:           Press Conference

WHO:             Senator Eric Adams and TWU Local 100

WHEN:           Thursday, October 18th, at 12PM

WHERE:         Jackie Gleason Bus Depot, 871 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11232

Brooklyn, NY—Senator Eric Adams will join TWU Local 100 leadership in a press conference in front of Jackie Gleason Bus Depot located in Sunset Park.

“It is unacceptable that as of October 16th, there have only been 679 partitions installed out of the MTA’s 7,000-bus fleet,” said TWU Local 100 President John Samuelsen. “The MTA is responsible for providing a safe work environment for our members, who are subject to physical assaults, spitting, menacing, harassment, and more as they carry out their duty to the riding public.”

“The safety and security of public transportation workers are vital,” said Senator Eric Adams. “Bus drivers are entrusted to safely transport the general public. Yet, bus drivers are some of the most vulnerable workers within our public transportation system. The installation of partitions and cameras on City buses is a step in the right direction to provide the much needed safety and security for our bus drivers.”

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