Recently I was catching one of the buses from the Plaza to an appointment, when an unruly and belligerent passenger refused to leave the bus and walked over to a fellow passenger (a senior citizen) and started yelling, cussing, calling her names and threatening to hit her. The driver told him that the police were on their way. They hadn’t even been called upon.
What the driver should have done was call her supervisor, then the police. The passenger appeared to be under the influence of alcohol.
A week before that I was on a different bus when a teenager boarded who reeked of marijuana. The smell was so overwhelming that a group of us quickly departed.
To protect the public, bus drivers should refuse service to passengers who have been drinking or using drugs.