Sunday, October 05, 2008
Police tell the Salemtown neighborhood association that they have been working on trying to cut down on teenage burglaries in the North End by enforcing truancy codes. However, it sounds liek they are not getting help from Nashville MTA. Currently, many students get bus passes that do not restrict them to the specific route between home and school at specific times. Reportedly, truant students tend to report to school in time to be counted as present in the morning, but then they immediately leave school and use their bus passes to go anywhere else they want. When police asked MTA to consider issuing more restrictive bus passes to students, the transit authority refused. Thanks for enabling juvenile delinquency, Nashville MTA.