Bus; Photo - MTAA few days ago, a bus driver was assaulted by a passenger who was angry at the MTA: "Derrick Sanchez, 26, who drives the M3 line in Manhattan, was cut on his arm at 11:20 a.m. by a raving rider who previously had cursed Sanchez and transit officials as 'a bunch of thieves' - and vowed to 'stab all of you guys' when fares went up to $2 from $1.50 on May 4, the driver said."

This deflates a bit of the romance Adam Gopnik has towards riding the bus, doesn't it?