Despite promises made to the city by Private Transportation Corporation's hasidic owner, the Brooklyn B-110 bus line is still segregated by gender. No signs forbidding such forced segregation were posted, and the bus driver did not intercede to stop hasidic passengers from coercing a non-hasidic woman to move to the back of the bus.
That woman is a non-Jewish Wall Street Journal reporter who inexplicably did not tell the driver that she was being harassed by hasidim. (Perhaps this is yet another example of Rupert Murdoch's News Corp's corrosive effect on the WSJ's reporting.)
But she did ask the driver if there is a rule that women must sit in back, and the driver answered that he didn't know – and this is after more than week of intense media coverage blasting the forced gender segregation, condemnation from NYC's mayor, and a public promise issued by the hasidic-owned Private Transportation Corporation to tell its drivers and passengers that gender segregation is illegal.
It is abundantly clear that my contention that the PTC's promise to the city that it would not discriminate by race, sexual preference, or gender was worthless, because that promise did not involve PTC drivers stopping hasidic passengers from coercing gender segregation and harassing those who refuse to comply.
And you'd think the city would send inspectors to see if PTC is complying with the law – but it hasn't done so, and probably never will.
The lesson here is that hasidic bloc votes trump the law almost every time.
Perhaps when New York City's media do real investigative reports on that, this and other haredi violations of law will be brought to an end.