SEPTA lightning round to end the week

There was too much SEPTA news this week to fit into a couple of blog postings.  So it’s Friday, so let’s leave you with these:

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It’s still hard out there for a bus driver: Part II

One day after we updated the previously reported story about a 52 bus driver being beaten by three punk kids, we now have some new details about a 7 bus driver who asked a rider to quiet down her screaming toddler.  The rider reacted by spitting on the bus driver and hit him over the head with an umbrella before getting off the bus at 23rd and Fairmount Ave.  Completely unjustifiable.  The rider, Tiffany Alexander, 25, was charged with aggravated assault.

It’s still hard out here for a bus driver

We previously reported this horrific story about a 52 bus driver being beaten by three punk kids.  But now some new details are emerging that show just how dangerous being a bus driver can be.

According to the Daily News, the bus driver had pressed his priority call button to try to summon police response quickly.  But despite pressing this button, police still didn’t get to him in time.

Buried in this story is this detail:

In February alone, there were 458 priority request calls from drivers, she said.

Yikes.  That’s more than 15 a day.  Or one every hour and a half. 24 hours a day.