Rail

CTA, union clash over hours worked by operator before crash

Posted on April 2, 2014

CHICAGO — A union representative and the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) could not come to an agreement on how many hours the operator in last week’s derailment had worked before the crash at the O’Hare International Airport station, Chicago Tribune reported.

The representative said the operator, a fill-in employee, had worked 69 hours in the seven days before the crash. However, a CTA spokesperson said that the operator worked 55 hours during that time and was off for 18 hours before her shift during which the accident occurred.

The agency also said that the operator had requested additional work hours — two shifts that added up to 13.6 hours — her right under the union's collective bargaining agreement. For the full story, click here.

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

More News

Proposed downtown L.A. streetcar gets big boost

Supporters say ridership on the 3.8-mile service could reach 6,000 people per day.

Wabtec completes majority ownership of Faively Transport

The combination creates one of the world's largest public rail equipment companies, with revenues of about $4.2 billion and a presence in all key transit and freight rail markets worldwide.

Bombardier plant hosts royal visit from HRH The Duke of Cambridge

During his visit, His Royal Highness was given a site tour and inspected the company's assembly of Elizabeth line trains, where he met manufacturing, welding and painting apprentices.

Mich. State railway management certificate program updates offerings

The updated program treats the railway as a system, covering freight supply chain integration and efficient/value-added transportation of passengers.

WMATA proposes cutting late night rail service

Additionally, the earliest trains on Sunday would start at 8 a.m., while the start times for trains on weekdays and Saturdays would remain at 5 a.m. and 8 a.m., respectively.

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