Category Archive: News

Dec 19

MBTA, Carmen’s Union agree to contract running through June 2021

State House News Service | Monday, December 19, 2016 The MBTA and its largest union have come to terms on a new contract, one that T officials say will save the system an annual average of $22 million over the next decade, and that the union chief said will protect his members’ jobs and will …

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Nov 11

Lang: Keolis was on verge of walking away

Commonwealth Magazine | By Bruce Mohl | Nov 10, 2016 A MEMBER OF THE MBTA’S oversight board said the transit agency’s commuter rail operator was on the verge of walking away from its $2.68 billion contract earlier this year when state officials agreed to pay the company at least $66 million extra over the course …

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Permanent link to this article: http://carmensunion589.org/2016/11/lang-keolis-verge-walking-away/

Nov 04

What the Heck Is Wrong With Boston’s MBTA?

Street Blogs USA | By Angie Schmitt | Friday, November 4, 2016 Last week, the engine on one of Boston’s Orange Line trains overheated and ignited some trash, filling traincars with smoke. Passengers broke windows to escape. Three people were hospitalized for smoke inhalation. The scare focused attention on long-standing maintenance problems for the T: It’s underfunded, upkeep is falling behind, and the quality of …

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