Rail

Chicago Transit to reinstate workers, extend program

Posted on December 1, 2011

Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) railcar servicers laid off two years ago will return to work before the holidays, and a program to give ex-offenders and other jobless individuals entry-level job opportunities at the CTA will be extended, under an agreement reached between the agency and its rail union.

ATU Local 308 president Robert Kelly and CTA president Forrest Claypool announced the negotiated agreement, which settles a longstanding union grievance while also protecting the employment initiative, known as the "Rail Car Servicer Apprentice Program" — a priority of the administration.

Individuals participating in the apprentice program include sheltered women who've suffered domestic abuse, ex-offenders who've been convicted of non-violent crime, and individuals recovering from drug and alcohol addiction, among others.

Since its creation in November 2007, nearly 500 individuals have gained employment through the CTA's Rail Car Servicer Apprentice Program, which provides full-time jobs for a nine month period to individuals referred from nine social service agencies. The program was set to end this year.

 

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

More News

Chicago's Metra meets on-time goal for 4th straight month

For the first half of 2015, the systemwide on-time performance rate was 95.8%. Metra, which is also tracking the top causes for train delays, also reported that 735 of 17,433 trains were tardy by six minutes or more in June.

Sound Transit's Lynwood LR extension completes environmental review

With the ROD in hand, Sound Transit can continue the process to compete for the federal funding that is necessary to help pay for the project.

Jacobs Engineering wins California high-speed rail contract

Will be the lead designer for the Dragados-Flatiron Joint Venture for the design-build contract and is responsible for the infrastructure design. Officials estimate the construction value to be $1.2 billion.

N.Y. MTA approves $206M signaling contract for Queens Blvd Line

The MTA gave preliminary approval to two contracts to Siemens Industry Inc. and Thales Transport & Security for the installation of a Communications-Based Train Control signaling system on one of New York City Transit’s busiest subway lines.

Brookville Equipment to supply 2 additional Dallas Streetcars

Line expansion triggers addition of two off-wire capable Liberty Modern Streetcars to Dallas fleet, which will run four cars from Pennsylvania-based manufacturer next year

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 resource for managers of class 1-7 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