Hampton Roads Transit

Report: Hampton Roads Transit operators assaulted 96 times in 32 months

Report: Hampton Roads Transit operators assaulted 96 times in 32 months

Hampton Roads Transit bus drivers are assaulted more often than any others in Virginia, and the transit company wants the area's prosecutors to start getting tougher on offenders.

It's not just bus drivers, but passengers who are at risk, HRT President and CEO William Harrell says.

He tried, but failed, to get the General Assembly to demand jail time for such assaults.

But he's convinced the area's legislators to sign a letter asking Commonwealth's Attorneys to seek jail time when operators are assaulted.

HRT operators were assaulted 96 times from January 2013 to September 2015 –more than any other transit service in...

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