Category: MBTA Operations

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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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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