Category: MBTA Operations

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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Your Safety Is Our 1st Priority

Good Morning Brothers and Sisters, We are aware that an operator out of the Southampton Garage was recently assaulted. These assaults on bus operators are truly getting out of control and these assailants need to be held accountable for their actions. Make no mistake, this matter is going to be investigated and the membership updated. …

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Take Your Time!

Good Afternoon 589 Family, This is a friendly reminder to all operating personnel, especially Green Line operators, to take your time as your vehicle speed is being monitored. Your awareness, safety, and ability to help create a better, safer working environment is imperative. All operating personnel should exercise extreme patience and caution while operating an …

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Video: Pyrotechnics preceded June derailment

Commonwealth Magazine | Andy Metzger | July 3, 2019 A VIDEO OF the Red Line derailment on June 11 from the vantage point of the JFK/UMass Station shows the Braintree-bound train coming into view around a slight curve when a big flash occurs toward the rear of the train. The Boston Carmen’s Union put some of …

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