Globe and Mail
Bus driver is one of the most stressful jobs you’ll find. They are constantly dealing with members of the public, some of whom are trouble. Meanwhile bus drivers are defenseless and vulnerable to attack, despite measures recently introduced to help.
Another cautionary tale of privatization: Augusta Privatized Bus System Costs More Than City Operation
After privatizing the city bus system three years ago, Augusta Commissioners have found that, rather than bringing the promised $400,000 per year savings, the privatization deal has actually cost the city $500,000 more than the city’s bus operation.