Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Edmonton Looks at Ways to Increase Transit Safety after Bus Driver Attacked

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Edmonton Looks at Ways to Increase Transit Safety after Bus Driver Attacked

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Edmonton looks at safety after bus driver attacked

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EDMONTON - The City of Edmonton says it is working on ways to improve transit safety after a bus driver was stabbed earlier this week.

Gord Cebryk, with the city's operations department, says there will be an evaluation of how best to deploy both transit and police officers.

He says there will also be a request for more money in the city's next budget.

The city previously announced a pilot project testing driver shields in buses and Cebryk says any new buses purchased will come equipped with the devices.

Police have charged a 15-year-old boy with attempted murder and other offences following the attack early Wednesday at the southeast Mill Woods Transit Centre.

The union has said the 65-year-old driver was stabbed up to 13 times after he refused a ride to a passenger after hours. …

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