Drivers, Police Seek Ways to Make KC Buses Safe
KANSAS CITY (AP) -- An outbreak of violent incidents on Kansas City's Metro buses in July has drivers, police and bus executives looking for ways to protect drivers and passengers.
The Kansas City Star reports the July incidents included the beating and stabbing of a bus driver, a shooting that wounded a young man and hurt others with glass shards, and an attack by a woman who doused passengers with gas and tried to light it.
The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority is hiring more off-duty police officers to ride on the buses and is offering its drivers more training to address the violence.
About 100 drivers met last week with police and transit authority officials to voice their concerns about safety.