Metro Denies that Bus Drivers are Forced to “Urinate on a bus” due to lack of access to restrooms

by Prince Of Petworth June 25, 2015 at 1:20 pm 24 Comments

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A reader sends from the Washington Post:

When bus drivers don’t have access to restrooms while on duty, they often have no choice but to go on the bus, a top transit union leader told the National Transportation Safety Board on Wednesday.

“Urinating on a bus is something we deal with on a regular basis,” said James Madaras, chief safety officer at Amalgamated Transit Union Local 689, which represents most Metro train and bus operators.

Update, 7 p.m.:

A Metro spokeswoman said Metrobus drivers have access to restroom facilities on “virtually every trip,” noting that more than 90 percent of Metrobus routes serve a Metro station where an employee restroom is available.


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