The February assault of a 63-year-old Eastside woman at a Metro light rail stop has angered local Latino leaders, who say transit officials have failed to protect and value some of their most loyal riders.

“If it is not safe, how can they continue to ride?” said Augustin Pinedo, District 18 director of the League of United Latin American Citizens, calling for a series of Metro reforms after the Feb. 11 beating of Esperanza Ortiz, including executive resignations, and suggesting a possible boycott of buses and trains. [Read more.]

Dug Begley | May 5, 2021
Houston Chronicle