Archive for July 2012

MBTA ridership reaches new heights

BOSTON (AP) — There were more than 400 million individual rides on the MBTA during the last fiscal year for the first time in transit agency history.   The Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority announced Tuesday that average weekday ridership for the fiscal year that ended June 30 grew by 5.7 percent over the previous year.…

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ATU Local 241 in Chicago meets with President Lee in Boston

Members of ATU Local 241 from Chicago and President John Lee met this past weekend to dicuss issues facing both organizations, such as contract negotiations / arbitration, grievances, service cuts – layoffs, training programs and many other issues.  When the meeting was over, all agreed that although we are from different cities, our issues and goals are…

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ATU Mass. Legislative Conference

This past Wednesday July 18, 2012, Boston Carmen’s Union, Local 589 President John Lee and members of the Executive Board joined with other Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Locals as part of the Mass. Legislative Conference. The purpose of …the meeting was to discuss issues pertaining to mass transit (i.e., the transportation bond bill, funding, debt,…

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MBTA mechanics keep old subway cars rolling

By Eric Moskowitz | GLOBE STAFF | JULY 08, 2012 MEDFORD — Standing in a pit below an Orange Line car, MBTA repairer Dave Campbell manipulated knobs and buttons to activate the Stanray Wheel Truing Machine, a hulking device in dinged-up avocado green that looks like the offspring of Cold War weaponry and a KitchenAid…

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Golf Tournament Sold out

Due to overwhelming demand, the golf tournament is sold out.  If you missed out on playing this year, there is always next year. Make sure to visit the website after the tournament for photos from the event.  

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