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MBTA Testing Partitions To Protect Bus Drivers

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New partitions aim to protect MBTA bus drivers. (MBTA)

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BOSTON (CBS) — The MBTA is taking new steps to protect bus drivers.

The agency is now testing plexiglass partitions, following a rash of assaults on drivers in recent years. The T wants to see if a barrier to shield drivers from unruly passengers will work. They plan to test the barriers over a 90-day period. T drivers volunteered to drive the buses with partitions and will provide feedback to T management.

The barriers may eventually be installed on all MBTA buses. Officials say last year, there were 43 assaults on bus drivers, a big increase from previous years.

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