January 18, 2011

Allegheny Port Authority fires LRT operator

PITTSBURGH — In connection with an investigation into possible deliberate service slowdowns that occurred on the Red Line earlier this month, the Allegheny Port Authority fired an unidentified light rail transit operator, according to a Pittsburgh Post Gazette report.

The slow service was believed to be in retaliation for closer monitoring of train speeds by the Port Authority, following a state audit that raised concerns about how fast the cars were moving through crossings.

Although Port Authority officials deny the firing of the employee, a grievance has been filed by the local Amalgamated Transit Union on the operator's behalf. For the full story, click here.

 

 

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