Category: Above & Beyond

Derailment Avoided Thanks to Quick-Thinking Operators

This past Sunday, streetcar motorperson Rhea DeSilva noticed something unusual about the tracks at Packard’s Corner as she made her way westbound towards BC. She attempted to get a hold of her dispatcher, but noticed an oncoming train on the eastbound track. Fearing the worst, she flagged down the other train and informed its operator …

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Happy Transit Employee Appreciation Month

Happy Transit Employee Appreciation Month to our outstanding members! This month, we would like to recognize all that our members do to keep Boston moving. You are all essential in keeping Bostonians connected to friends, family, and opportunities and ensuring the safety and well-being of our communities, especially during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. This year, …

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Celebrating the Grand Opening of the New Green Line Extension

Today, I joined Local 589 Light Rail Delegate Scott Page and the Executive Board in . I want to acknowledge the hard work of all of our members who made this extension a reality. I am even more excited about the new jobs and promotional opportunities that this line will create for our members, both …

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