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November 10, 2014

Toledo agency exploring private contracting

TARPS is exploring the idea of using private vehicles on weekend afternoons and evenings so it can focus resources at busier times of the week where it now is shorthanded


November 10, 2014

MARTA delays vote on privatizing paratransit services

Members of the union that represent MARTA’s paratransit drivers have protested the transit agency’s move to accept proposals from private providers, saying outsourcing could cost 300 jobs and result in poor quality of service for patrons


June 19, 2014

Canadian officials call for increased driver safety laws

CUTA, together with representatives from the Amalgamated Transit Union, Unifor, and the City of Ottawa, emphasized the importance of consistent and appropriate sentencing for those who commit assaults against transit operators to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee.


February 13, 2014

Chicago Transit reinstates 2nd chance program

The railcar servicer apprentice program provides employment opportunities for ex-offenders, people completing substance-abuse programs, victims of spousal abuse and others.


December 11, 2013

Chicago Transit to stop cleaning railcars during day

Trains will be cleaned only on the midnight shifts starting at the first of the year, because the CTA is eliminating all morning and mid-afternoon jobs for car servicer positions, which was part of the agency’s ex-offenders program.


August 6, 2013

AC Transit, union reach agreement

The new agreement provides for a wage increase of 9.5% that will be phased in over the three years of the contract.


April 29, 2013

Ohio’s TARTA paratransit union issues driver complaints

Grievances included low pay, severe discipline, and denied requests for bathroom breaks.


April 25, 2013

Driver who hit co-worker fired

The bus driver, a 28-year veteran, was pulling a bus into a traffic lane on the large lot behind Vancouver-based C-Tran’s administrative office when they struck another driver who was on foot walking toward another bus.


February 14, 2013

TriMet unveils FY14 budget outlook

No planned service restoration or cuts. The agency continues to face financial hurdles and uncertainty, but expects some breathing room due to an arbitrator’s selection of management’s labor contract proposal. Additionally, the agency continues to invest in new buses as they are cheaper to maintain and provide a better ride for customers.


December 26, 2012

Valley Metro labor unions continue negotiations

The Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) between the ATU and ACI expired on June 30, 2012. Two 90-day extensions have occurred to allow for greater discussion; the second extension is set to end on Dec. 31, 2012.


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