PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Some Port Authority bus drivers called for more protections for drivers.
About 20 drivers protested outside the East Liberty Garage on 5th Avenue on Friday.READ MORE: St. Patrick's Day Parade In Pittsburgh Sees Smaller Crowd For Celebrations In September
They were calling for better protections for drivers and temporary closure of the East Liberty Garage following Thursday’s announcement from Port Authority that a driver tested positive for COVID-19.READ MORE: Male Suspect In Custody After 3 People Shot At Baby Shower At Kinloch Volunteer Fire Department
“I’m not afraid of no virus because I know my God got me. I’m out here because I’m on the front line and I’m being pushed to the front,” said Ronnesha Lewis, a PAT Driver who organized Friday’s protest.MORE NEWS: Allegheny Co. Police Investigating After Woman Found With Gunshot Wound In City Of Duquesne
The Port Authority said the driver who tested positive has been hospitalized and was exposed to the virus outside of work.