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Chicago rail operators told to 'load and go'

A long-time policy allowing rail operators to use their discretion in how long they waited at stations for commuters to board appeared to have been scrapped this week due to a memo issued by a Chicago Transit Authority GM.

Union: TTC cell phone crackdown unreasonable

Toronto Transit Commission management is firing operators for using their cell phones even when they aren’t driving, claims the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 113 president. Agency officials say they are just notifying employees about cell phone usage rules.

D.C. Metro hit with severe staff shortage

The agency needs to fill more than 210 vacant positions for bus operators, train operators and station managers. A hiring freeze, stricter standards and retiring operators are behind the majority of staff losses.