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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%.

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Detroit’s SMART to cut service, lay off 123 workers

After nine months of negotiations, the agency and unions representing more than 800 of its employees failed to reach agreements. Agency’s loss in revenue from local property taxes, farebox proceeds, and state and federal funding also prompted the cuts.

Toronto Transit to eliminate 482 positions

In an effort to close a $101 million shortfall in its 2012 operating budget, the agency will cut unionized and non-unionized positions. Front line, unionized positions will be eliminated through attrition.

Long Island Rail saves ticketing hours, cleaning crews

Agreement reached between LIRR and the Transportation Communications Union modifies some contractual work rules and provides enough savings to avert the planned layoff of 17 ticket clerks in 2011. That would have resulted in the closure of ticket offices and the reduction of ticket window hours at a total of over 18 LIRR stations.

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