MTA workers get traction in Albany to impose jail time for spitting assailants


Transit workers keeping the system going for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority believe they finally have traction among Albany legislators for a bill that would make spitting on bus drivers and subway conductors a misdemeanor.

After over a year since a press conference that pleaded for action from lawmakers, the Transport Workers Union Local 100 has enlisted the support of Bronx, Brooklyn, Staten Island and Queens district attorneys in imposing harsher legal action against those who spit on transit employees, pandemic or no pandemic.