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Bombardier confirms progress on turnaround plan

Rail| October 21, 2016

The actions support the company’s efforts to build its earnings growth potential and highlight its focus on improving productivity, reducing costs, and optimizing its worldwide footprint to deliver increased value to customers and shareholders.

WMATA to eliminate 500 positions

Management & Operations| June 27, 2016

Last month, GM Paul Wiedefeld fired 20 managers, including seven senior managers. The process of actually laying off employees will take several months. 

Management & Operations| June 14, 2016

Sacramento RT avoids service reductions planned for January 2017

In the last week, RT staff has worked closely with RT’s funding agencies and has identified a $1 million potential operating fund source.

Accessibility| February 8, 2016

MARTA to layoff 371 paratransit workers

The announcement comes after officials voted in favor of hiring a private company to provide paratransit service last November.

Accessibility| November 13, 2015

Texas paratransit agency lays off 59 as company loses state contract

The State of Texas Health and Human Services Commission canceled its three-year contract with TAPS Thursday morning, stating the transit company would no longer provide services for their Medicaid Non-Emergency Medical Transportation riders.

Bus| May 14, 2013

Pierce Transit’s workforce, service cuts raise concern

The agency’s plan to cut 10% of its workforce and 28% of its annual service hours in September received a backlash from the public, and spurred a union vote of no confidence in the CEO. The cuts are a result of a sales tax increase measure that was rejected by voters in November.
Accessibility| August 13, 2012

VIA Rail ticket agent layoffs worry disabled riders

By Oct. 24, the agency plans to lay off Kitchener train station ticket agents, who often control portable lifts used to help wheelchair-bound passengers board trains.
Rail| June 29, 2012

VIA Rail Canada to streamline service, lay off 200

Adjusting frequencies on some routes to better reflect customer demand, while maintaining service on all current routes. The agency will focus resources on improving service and attracting more customers to routes where demand is strong and growing. The agency’s unionized workforce is expected to be reduced by about 9%.
Bus| May 29, 2012

Pittsburgh Port Authority recalls laid off workers

Recently, a shortage of T light-rail drivers led to widespread delays and overcrowded trains when Pittsburgh hosted several major events.
Bus| March 21, 2012

S.F. MTA lays off execs to save $2M yearly

Twelve staffers were let go. The agency is $30 million over its current budget and facing projected deficits of $53.2 million over the next two years.
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