To the Editor: One of the most critical operations we need to keep functioning in NYC is our mass transit system.

The workers and support personnel are rightfully concerned for their own safety.

In Detroit this got to the point where on March 16, nearly all bus operators refused to show up, shutting it down.

The city's response was to make the buses free, and allowed--make that encouraged--riders to enter through the back doors. This dramatically reduced concerns about spreading infection to the drivers.

Perhaps NYC should consider implementing this before we need to.

DANNY BURSTEIN


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