Category: Above & Beyond

MBTA Workers Out in Full Force During Storm

By Steve Annear | Boston Daily | January 27, 2015 9:34 a.m. Although the MBTA will be shut down for the entire day on Tuesday, some transit employees spent the night driving Green Line trolleys up and down the tracks to keep them clear of snow, so that workers will have a safe commute come …

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Bus Driver Helps Return Lost Wallet To Owner

A Charlestown woman is happy to have her wallet with $1,735 inside back after leaving it on a bus Thursday. Jazmine Tucker was taking the MBTA Route 93 bus to go to the bank when the wallet was left behind, according to the MBTA. Bus driver Richard Cooper, a 28-year T employee, found the forgotten …

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Union Teamwork Saves A Life

From right to left: Tom McHale, John Chan, Dave Campbell, Roland Tyler, Mike Veno. Missing from photo John Kerr and Andrea Ferguson.

What started as a regular workday turned into a team effort lead by Local 589 members to save a man’s life on T property. The MBTA recently purchased a large piece of floor sweeping equipment and a vendor representative was in to set up and demonstrate the machine. While preparing for the training, the vendor …

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