Category: MBTA Operations

COVID-19 Vaccine Facts

As you may know, the Authority is ramping up efforts to begin COVID-19 vaccinations of our workforce through the MBTA’s Occupational Health Services. If you haven’t done so already, please click on the following link and complete the form on the page to opt-in for a COVID-19 vaccination: www.mbta.com/covidvaccine. Filling out this form will assist …

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MBTA Outlines Plan for Widespread Service Cuts in 2021

“It is the same old song of MBTA officials pushing austerity, rather than daring to ask the wealthy to pay their fair share, despite the strong public support for new revenues that will ensure high quality, affordable, safe public transportation,” said Jim Evers, president of the Boston Carmen’s Union that represents thousands of T employees, …

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Important Local 589 Arbitration Update

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Yesterday, we had our first meeting with an arbitrator to ask for an emergency injunction to stop how the MBTA conducts roster picking. We had two full days of testimony this week and may meet again in the future. We understand the implementation of roster picking and the delayed rollout of …

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MBTA drivers want mask requirement for riders strictly enforced

Boston Globe | By Adam Vaccaro | May 20, 2020 Governor Charlie Baker has said one of the keys to operating public transit as the state begins to reopen will be for riders to wear masks. But the MBTA so far has said it will not strictly enforce that requirement, a position that on Wednesday drew a backlash from …

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