HART buses will get safety barriers after deadly attack on driver

The Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART) with the support of the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1593 is installing driver safety barriers on all HART buses and HARTFlex vans. "HART has been working with the ATU over the past few weeks to enhance the safety of the driver compartment and implement a solution that works for our employees. I am happy to announce that we have reached an agreement," said HART CEO Ben Limmer. "The safety and security of our employees remains a priority at HART as they serve our customers with the highest level of professionalism." The ATU and HART have mutually agreed to a custom-fit protective barrier with extended tempered glass to cover the operator space.
Published: 5:26 PM EDT June 13, 2019
Updated: 5:26 PM EDT June 13, 2019