October 7, 2011

NEWS: Vandalism Causes Service Shut Down for Burlington Paratransit

BURLINGTON CO., NJ - On Wednesday Oct. 5, 2011 vandals broke into a temporary Burlington County Transportation System (BCTS) bus storage depot and slashed more than 100 tires on 31 of the Burlink fixed route and BCTS Paratransit buses; totaling more than $31,000 in damages and forcing the shut down of services that effected commuters, students, seniors, veterans, and persons with disabilities. By Thursday, most of the fleet was up and running again. The BCTS buses appear to have been targeted, as other vehicles such as school buses in the lot were untouched. Charges have yet to be laid.

VIDEO #2: Slashed Tires Put the Brakes on NJ Buses (NBC-10 Philadelphia)

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