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Taxpayers must pay the freight for over-budget train projects
Topic - Amalgamated Transit Union
Portland's regional mass-transit agency must improve transparency, address safety concerns and get a handle on more than $1 billion in unfunded financial obligations, a state audit concluded.
It's sometimes called highway hypnosis or white-line fever, and it's familiar to anyone who has driven long distances along a monotonous route.
Despite a labor strike keeping trains out of service, two workers inspecting the tracks of a San Francisco Bay Area transit system were hit and killed by a train returning from a routine maintenance trip, officials said.
Commuter rail service is resuming Friday in the San Francisco Bay area after unions called off a strike, agreeing with the transit agency to extend a labor contract for a month while they continue bargaining.
The leader of the global Amalgamated Transit Union, headquartered in Washington, D.C., said the violence that's spreading through the streets of Brazil is a good example of solidarity and citizens' action, and that the United States might soon see the same.
More than 8,000 New York City school bus drivers and aides went on strike Wednesday morning, leaving some 152,000 students, many disabled, scrambling to find other ways to get to school.
More than 8,000 New York City school bus drivers and matrons went on strike over job protection Wednesday morning, leaving some 152,000 students, many disabled, trying to find other ways to get to school.
Was anyone really surprised to read about the shocking goings-on at Metro ("Inept get promoted, ... capable get buried," Page 1, Tuesday)? It's just business as usual in the politically corrupt capital city.
Ninety-seven percent of the bus and train operators at the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority are black, with only six white women out of more than 3,000 drivers, according to Metro documents — a lack of diversity at one of the region's largest employers that has led to an acknowledgment of failure in affirmative-action documents and spawned a series of lawsuits.