Bus

Fed court: Fired Calif. bus driver deserved hearing

Posted on August 4, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO — The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco ruled that Kerry Walls, a driver for the Central Contra Costa Transit Authority since 1995, should have been given a hearing before he was fired in 2006 for failing to show up for work, SFGate reported.

After being fired in January 2006 for unauthorized absences, which Walls attributed to illness, he filed a grievance through his union. The agency reinstated him under an agreement that said he would be fired for any unexcused absences over the next three months. A day after returning to work, he was absent again, saying afterward that he was suffering from depression and sleep deprivation.

Claiming he had waived his right to the hearing that public employees normally receive before termination, the agency fired him. The court overruled a previous ruling, saying that Walls had not relinquished his constitutional right to a hearing. For the full story, click here.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Mark Aesch to deliver keynote address, more at Transit Bus eXchange

Event is designed to connect an influential group of public transportation bus operators with a select group of product and service suppliers for an exchange of information, ideas, and solutions. 

4 Greater Boston communities to pilot BRT in 2018

The pilots will include a combination of dedicated bus-only lanes that take bus riders out of car congestion, technology to time traffic signals so that buses get more green lights, and platforms that allow riders to “level-board” the bus quickly as they would a subway.

Cleveland RTA's unveil newly branded MetroHealth Line buses

The MetroHealth Line was developed as part of a naming rights agreement between RTA and The MetroHealth System, executed earlier this year, to rebrand the No. 51 family of routes. Those routes have the second highest bus ridership after the HealthLine.

Ind.'s CityBus launches ‘Ride to Work’ employer-paid program

Under the program, employers receive 30-day bus passes on consignment from CityBus to provide at no cost to workers as a perk.

Tri Delta Transit switches bus fleet to renewable diesel

Neste MY Renewable Diesel is a drop-in alternative to petroleum diesel and is distributed via the same fuel infrastructure.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close