The beat goes on (and on), more maskless Red Bus riders ignored by RIOC…

The beat goes on (and on), more maskless Red Bus riders ignored by RIOC…

A concerned resident, yesterday, reported yet another maskless Red Bus rider ignored by RIOC’s driver. Locally, the beat goes on as Delta virus threats rise.

By David Stone

The Roosevelt Island Daily News

Two days later, more maskless passengers put their neighbors at risk while ultra passive RIOC refuses getting involved.

There are growing questions over what it will take for RIOC to care enough to deal with bus drivers unwilling to act. And an expensive Public Safety Department unwilling to get involved with, well, the biggest threat to public safety in a generation.

As if emphasizing the growing threat, Major League Baseball, on Friday, cancelled a big draw game between the Yankees and Red Sox.

The cause? A COVID-19 outbreak on a team already more than 85% vaccinated.

But it didn’t wake up RIOC.

July 16th, RIOC Red Bus. Photo credit: Anonymous.

But RIOC still refuses to take the disease seriously. In spite of claims to the contrary, drivers ignore maskless Red Bus riders, endangering other passengers.

Our readers previously stressed the threat for children, many of them not yet vaccinated and those under 12 not yet qualified. But appeals fell on deaf ears with the state agency.

The beat goes on. Who’s next?

Also from the Roosevelt Island Daily News

  • Wishes Come True: Seawright and Serrano Propose Strong Residency Requirements for RIOC
    This afternoon, Assembly Member Rebecca Seawright and Senator José Serrano jointly announced a proposed law including residency requirements for RIOC. Such changes have been on the wish list for Roosevelt Island activists for a decade. by David Stone The Roosevelt Island Daily News Determined to enhance community/RIOC integration while promoting a responsive board have been
  • Coming up: MSTDA Teen Theatre’s “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time”
    The Roosevelt Island Daily News Main Street Theatre & Dance Alliance announces the opening of “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” in the Howe Theatre, running Jan 28-30, directed by long-time MSTDA director Jacqueline Lucid. The National Theatre’s Olivier and Tony Award® -winning production of “The Curious Incident of the Dog in
  • Tasty Eating, Handling Pain: This Week’s New Zoom Programing from the Carter Burden Network
    While the CBN/RI Senior Center remains closed by the COVID surge, the Carter Burden Network pitches in, lining up easy access online programs. Here’s what’s on tap for this week… The Roosevelt Island Daily News More from the Roosevelt Island Daily davidstone1313 See author's posts
  • RIOC’s New Tram Shutdown Comes with Unintended Humor
    The new Tram shutdown cuts back to single cabin operations and comes with a taste of Henny Youngman-esque humor. It’s not on purpose though, and the expected miscues repeat. by David Stone The Roosevelt Island Daily News About the new Tram shutdown On Sunday, January 23rd, a next phase of Tram maintenance reduces service to
  • Hard winter weather sweeping in, but New York City will miss the worst of it
    by David Stone The Roosevelt Island Daily News New Yorkers got through the extreme cold weather for which Governor Kathy Hochul issued an alert on Saturday. Residents did fine. Or, for Buffalo Bills fans, better than fine as the team ignored frigid temperatures on the way to a 47 -17 win over New England on
Share

Written by:

805 Posts

View All Posts
Follow Me :

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: