Cleveland RTA Bus Driver Uppercuts Female Passenger: Names, More Info Released

The Cleveland RTA released the names of the two people involved in the incident that became a viral video of a driver uppercutting a woman on a bus in Beachwood.

The Cleveland RTA has released the name of the bus driver who uppercut a woman on a bus in Beachwood in a video that became viral this week.

Artis Hughes, a 22-year-veteran of the Cleveland RTA, has been identified as the bus driver in the video. He was suspended Oct. 11 after RTA personnel saw the video online.

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The woman in the video is Shidea N. Lane, 25, the RTA wrote.

Hughes called Transit Police and filed a report that he had been assaulted, but Lane did not file a report. Neither party pressed charges against the other.


The RTA wrote that the company is conducting an internal investigation into the incident.

Beachwood Police also responded to the scene. 

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