Mar 18

Local 589 Endorses Adrian Madaro for State Rep (1st Suffolk)

Adrian Madaro

It is with great pleasure the Executive Board and Membership of the Boston Carmen’s Union, Local 589, announce the endorsement of Adrian Madaro for the Massachusetts House of Representatives for the 1st Suffolk District. Election is March 31, 2015. We encourage all our members and their families to support Adrian. For more information about Adrian or how to …

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Mar 10

400 Million Rides: MBTA Ridership Hit A Record High In 2014

People boarding a Blue Line train.

WBUR | By ZENINJOR ENWEMEKA | March 10, 2015 BOSTON, MA—With increased rides on the subway, buses and the commuter rail, the MBTA had a record 400.8 million trips last year — putting the transit system in line with a nationwide trend in which more and more people are using public transportation. A new report …

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Mar 06

US Bus Drivers Still Coping With Bathroom Access Issues

Bus operators across the country -- from Washington state to Washington, D.C. -- have complained about short bathroom breaks and a lack of restroom access on the job. Getty Images

International Business Times | By  Cole Stangler | March 1, 2015 One afternoon during the summer of 2000, her first year as a bus driver in Oregon’s Portland, Hope Okazaki had a troubling episode of gastrointestinal distress while on the job. She had just finished an almost two-hour tour through the east side of town, and …

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