June 19, 2014
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
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
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
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
Grievances included low pay, severe discipline, and denied requests for bathroom breaks.
April 25, 2013
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
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
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.
August 20, 2012
Includes nearly $60 million in concessions. A two-year wage freeze will save the agency $19.6 million. A key provision lets the union to void the contract if the state and county don't provide adequate future funding and the authority is forced to lay off employees or close garages.
August 16, 2012
Membership ratified the proposed contract Wednesday night and now the contract will be presented to the Metro board of directors for its approval in September.
Join the Metro E-Newsletters and receive the latest news in your e-mail inbox once a week. SIGN UP NOW!
View the latest eNews
Express Tuesday | Express Thursday | University Transit
Mass Transit Capital Planning An overview of the world-class best practices for assessing, prioritizing, and funding capital projects to optimize resources and align with the organization’s most critical immediate and long-term goals.
The Benefits of Door-to-Door Service in ADA Complementary Paratransit Many U.S. transit agencies continue to struggle with the quality of ADA service, the costs, and the difficulties encountered in contracting the service, which is the method of choice for a significant majority of agencies. One of the most basic policy decisions an agency must make involves whether to provide door-to-door, or only curb-to-curb service.
Mass transit mobile Wi-Fi & the public sector case study How Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority successfully implemented Wi-Fi on its light rail and bus lines
More white papers
The full contents of Metro Magazine on your computer! The digital edition is an exact replica of the print magazine with enhanced search, multimedia and hyperlink features. View the current issue
Copyright © 2014 Metro Magazine. All Rights Reserved.