Statement from MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak and Boston Carmen’s Union President Jim Evers

As we mourn the loss of MBTA Bus Operator Sanyi Harris, we ask that people continue to keep her family, friends, and colleagues in their thoughts and prayers. Sanyi was a dedicated mother, employee, friend, and Union sister at the MBTA since 2011. 

Bus Operators perform a difficult job and are crucial to the delivery of the MBTA’s core services. 

Sanyi’s death is an immense tragedy and her family, friends, and colleagues are owed a thorough investigation into the circumstances to determine the cause of this accident, as well as any potential risks that could have been contributing factors. 

The T and the Union will have no further comment until the investigation is complete.

The MBTA offers access to grief counseling 24 hours a day, seven days a week, through the T’s Employee Assistance Program, which can be contacted at 617-222-5381.


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    • Barry page on February 12, 2020 at 8:27 am

    Your brothers and sisters from local 104 you are in ower thoughts and prayer

    • Barbara Ward on February 11, 2020 at 9:53 am

    May she R.I.P.

    • Tay on February 11, 2020 at 6:39 am

    MBTA always has some faulty operating systems whether it be a bus or train. MBTA is responsible. This woman has a GoFund me page up for 75,000 and MBTA hasn’t donated a dime. Cut those people a check for their pain & suffering. Due to the circumstances, they should be out here raising money for an accident that happened at work leading to death. This is crazy. MBTA works their employees like slaves and now this! Just pay up!

    • Murphy on February 11, 2020 at 5:19 am

    She will be missed I didn’t know her but I do the same job my prayers go out to her and her family and anybody who know her.

    • Jacqueline Mina on February 10, 2020 at 5:44 pm

    A true tragedy. Bless her and her family. May she sleep well. ❤️

    • Tom Cute on February 10, 2020 at 4:44 pm

    Deepest Condolences from your Brothers and Sisters in Providence. Division 618

    • John Troxell on February 10, 2020 at 4:10 pm

    All your brothers & sisters from local 1547 send our deepest sympathy and are sorry for your tragic loss.

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