September 3, 2014

A bus policy worth expanding nationally

We know many UTU-represented bus drivers who would cherish for their systems the same zero-tolerance policy toward disorderly conduct that is in effect in Milwaukee.

A bus passenger there was escorted off the bus and fined $500 for using obscenities in front of other passengers.

Although the passenger, who was collared by an undercover police officer, told WISN television news that he considered it “un-American” to be slapped with the disorderly conduct fine, a spokesperson for the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Department said there is a zero-tolerance approach to disorderly conduct on county buses.