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Posted on June 3, 2009

San Diego transit to freeze wages

OCEANSIDE, Calif. — To help close a $2.5 million budget gap in the next fiscal year and avoid more fare increases, many union employees at the North County Transit District have agreed to a wage freeze. For the full story, click here.

 

Tenn. conducting vehicle safety checks

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — From Tuesday to Thursday, the Tennessee Department of Safety is taking part in Operation Roadcheck 2009, a commercial vehicle campaign in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, sponsored by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance. For the full story, click here.

 

Montana tribe gets first transit system

BUSBY, Mont. — The Northern Cheyenne tribe received a $400,000 federal grant to fund their first bus system, which currently consists of two buses and three drivers, and will serve a community of 4,100 reservation residents. For the full story, click here.

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BC Transit piloting video cameras on buses

Up to six cameras will be installed on each bus. There is no live monitoring of the video which will only be removed and viewed by authorized security staff following a reported incident. Only video required for security purposes will be retained, all other video will be erased.

Calif. agencies approve merger

Pending adoption by its member entities, the merger between Victor Valley Transit Authority and Barstow Area Transit is slated to take effect July 1, 2015.

MCI Stands Up for Transportation in Pembina, Chicago and Louisville

Officials at MCI’s Pembina plant included Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D.; North Dakota Commerce Department Commissioner Alan Anderson; Gail Hand, northeastern director for Sen Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D.; Tom Brusegaard, regional director for Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D;  Pembina County Commissioner Hetty Walker; and Cavalier, N.D. Mayor Ken Briese.

Uber adds rickshaws to service in India

Drivers are told to say ‘namaste,’ a common Indian greeting, and are encouraged to use their meters. Uber pays its drivers an additional 40 rupees, or just over 60 cents, per ride on top of the fare.

2,627 complaints lodged on Fla.'s HART bus system

The unedited complaints represent only one side of the story and often are fired off by people who are upset. HART says its own GPS and video technology shows many are plain wrong. The agency relies upon the list to target areas of customer service that are in need of improvement.

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