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Driver who hit co-worker fired

The bus driver, a 28-year veteran, was pulling a bus into a traffic lane on the large lot behind Vancouver-based C-Tran’s administrative office when they struck another driver who was on foot walking toward another bus.

TriMet unveils FY14 budget outlook

No planned service restoration or cuts. The agency continues to face financial hurdles and uncertainty, but expects some breathing room due to an arbitrator’s selection of management’s labor contract proposal. Additionally, the agency continues to invest in new buses as they are cheaper to maintain and provide a better ride for customers.

Valley Metro labor unions continue negotiations

The Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) between the ATU and ACI expired on June 30, 2012. Two 90-day extensions have occurred to allow for greater discussion; the second extension is set to end on Dec. 31, 2012.

Pittsburgh Port Authority, union approve contract

Includes nearly $60 million in concessions. A two-year wage freeze will save the agency $19.6 million. A key provision lets the union to void the contract if the state and county don't provide adequate future funding and the authority is forced to lay off employees or close garages.

L.A. Metro, ATU reach labor agreement

Membership ratified the proposed contract Wednesday night and now the contract will be presented to the Metro board of directors for its approval in September.

D.C. Metro sleep apnea testing program hits glitch

An arbitration panel ruled that Metro could continue to screen employees for sleep disorders, but needed to provide temporary provisional cards so workers could work while waiting for a sleep study.

TriMet wins union contract dispute

The agency’s Last Best Offer takes effect as the union contract. The new contract is retroactive to when the previous contract with the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 757 expired, November 30, 2009. The new contract expires November 30, 2012.