T bus drivers find patience tested

By Eric Moskowitz Globe Staff / February 3, 2011 Driving the MBTA’s Route 11 bus yesterday between City Point and Downtown Crossing, Carolyn Gillis had to slow or stop for the following amid the snow-narrowed streets of South Boston: a home heating-oil truck parked the wrong way, obstructing the road; a Honda CR-V camped in …

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Local 589 Holds Barn Captains’ Training

Barn Captains from across the MBTA system met today for an in-depth training seminar held by the Boston Carmen’s Union Local 589. The intense one day seminar covered legal issues, grievances procedures, contract clauses and benefits options to insure that the Union’s Barn Captains are well trained and ready to assist members on the property.

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Republican Transportation Cuts Are Job Killers

This is cross-post from the National Journal’s Transportation blog by AFL-CIO Transportation Trades Department (TTD) President Edward C. Wytkind. It is ironic that the Republican Study Committee’s (RSC’s) proposal to slash vital transportation investments was unveiled on the very day that we learned that Americans spend as many as 70 hours—or nearly three solid days—a …

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