"It needs to stop." - MTA worker speaks out after assault

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An MTA worker and his colleagues are speaking out after an assault on a Bx6 select service bus at the Yankee Stadium stop on July 30, saying abuse on the job comes in all forms and needs to stop.

Kirk Martin said 34-year-old Llyod Burke became angry with him after he informed him that he couldn't get on the bus with a bicycle.

Burke allegedly threw an unknown substance in Martin's face while calling for assistance. Burke was arrested and is being charged with obstructing governmental administration and harassment.

Even though transit workers say the arrest gets one attacker off of the streets, assaults on city bus drivers have become increasingly alarming.

"I don't know why it's happening but it's happening and it needs to stop," said Howard Davis in response to the attack. 

Martin remains on leave in West Farms.

Several measures have been implemented in recent years to protect transit workers, and 500 more officers have been deployed to 50 bus stops and 50 subway stations throughout the city. 

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