Biden administration calls on transit agencies to address assaults on workers

The Biden administration is calling on transit agencies to better protect workers following what it’s calling an “unacceptable level” assaults on transit workers.

The Federal Transit Administration announced the proposed General Directive Wednesday with an opportunity for the public to comment on the new guidance.

“Everyone deserves a safe workplace, including and especially the frontline transit workers who keep our nation moving,” said Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg in a written statement. “Assaults on transit workers are unacceptable, and I look forward to working with leaders across the transit industry on ways to further enhance the safety of these essential workers.”

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