From the NY Post:
In the last month, four female bus operators at the MTA's Fresh Pond depot in Queens have been beaten or robbed taking the long, dark walk between the facility's parking lots under the M line's elevated tracks and their garage, The Post has learned.
Two drivers who have been assaulted say that they've been telling bosses for years there should be extra security but that the requests have fallen on deaf ears at the cash-strapped agency.
"As soon as I put my car key into my pocket, three people came from behind me, knocked me to the ground and started punching and kicking me," said Diane Monges, 49, a bus operator for 21 years.
She walks three or four blocks from one of three parking lots to the bus depot in Ridgewood at about 3:50 a.m.
The crooks made off with her purse.