NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New York City’s transit problems have been well documented, but a particular group of people seems to be bearing the brunt more than others.
Maria Castenedas, Secretary Treasurer of the 1199 SEIU, said healthcare workers don’t work regular shifts.READ MORE: 2 Women, 4-Year-Old Girl Shot In Times Square
“Days, evenings, nights, 12 hour shifts,” she said.READ MORE: MTA Bus Catches Fire In The Bronx, 1 Person Injured
They don’t necessarily go to hubs, particularly Manhattan. Their jobs are in facilities in the outer boroughs. That’s why they’re calling for better bus transportation.
The Center For An Urban Future found that healthcare workers have the longest and toughest commutes of any industry.
“We need bus coverage that suits the needs of workers that don’t have 9 to 5 schedules, likewise we need routes that match the travel patterns of workers in 2018,” Tabitha Decker of the Transit Center, said.
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