Transport Workers Union calls for more long-term solutions in Gov. Hochul's subway safety plan

Richard Davis, the president for TWU Local 100, says they want to see a more "multifaceted approach."

Faith Graham

Mar 12, 2024, 4:58 PM

Updated 38 days ago

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The Transport Workers Union responded to Gov. Kathy Hochul's new subway safety plan Tuesday with a call for a more long-term solution.
Richard Davis, the president for TWU Local 100, says they want to see a more "multifaceted approach." He says they are looking for a plan that prioritizes the safety of all transit workers, from conductors to those working in the toll booth.
While he was not immediately ready to share suggestions, he did call on Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg to be stricter with transit offenders.
The union is also asking all stakeholders - including the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, elected officials and the clergy - to get to work on a solution together.
The response comes days after Hochul deployed the National Guard to assist with the response to the uptick in transit crime. It's an action that was heavily influenced by the attack of an MTA conductor in Ocean Hill.
"They are supposed to provide us with safe workspaces. It's in the law, apply the law. Then we don't have an issue. Come up with plan, multifaceted. It has to look that way for us," Davis said.
Davis says he hopes to share more on the union's behalf soon when it comes to safety suggestions from their members.


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