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.