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Amalgamated Transit Union

Detroit DOT hiring 100 bus drivers

The hiring of more drivers, which includes a starting wage jump of $2 an hour, is part of an effort to provide reliable, timely public transit service.

Toledo agency exploring private contracting

TARPS is exploring the idea of using private vehicles on weekend afternoons and evenings so it can focus resources at busier times of the week where it now is shorthanded

MARTA delays vote on privatizing paratransit services

Members of the union that represent MARTA’s paratransit drivers have protested the transit agency’s move to accept proposals from private providers, saying outsourcing could cost 300 jobs and result in poor quality of service for patrons

Canadian officials call for increased driver safety laws

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.

Chicago Transit to stop cleaning railcars during day

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.