Boston City Council Unanimously Approves Resolution on MBTA Privatization Plans

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Archive for November 2016

General Election – Monday, Dec. 5, 2016

A sample ballot for Local 589’s general election on Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, is now available. Click on the image on the right to increase the size. The election is being held at the Boston Teacher’s Union, 180 Mt. Vernon Street, Dorchester, MA. Voting is available during the hour of 9:00 A.M. and 9:00 P.M.

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Local 589 Primary Elections Results

Thank you to everyone that took part in yesterday’s primary election. Click here to view the results. Use 1a 2a 3a to clarify the machines location. For example first row across is Cabot Albany. 1. Cabot Albany 2. Quincy /Southampton/ Arborway 3. Green Line 4. Cabot Shops/ Southampton-North Cambridge Shop/ Wellington Orient Heights Shop 5. Riverside…

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2017 ATU Scholarship

The ATU’s international scholarship applications are now available for the 2017 academic year. Please note the deadline for the application is January 31, 2017. The 2017 ATU scholarship is in remembrance of retired IVP Arthur Burke, who passed away on January 27, 2015 and retired IVP Angus MacFarlane, who passed away on October 19, 2013.…

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Lang: Keolis was on verge of walking away

Commonwealth Magazine | By Bruce Mohl | Nov 10, 2016 A MEMBER OF THE MBTA’S oversight board said the transit agency’s commuter rail operator was on the verge of walking away from its $2.68 billion contract earlier this year when state officials agreed to pay the company at least $66 million extra over the course…

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Sample ballot for primary election now available

A sample ballot for Local 589’s primary election on Monday, Nov. 21, 2016, is now available. Click here to view the sample ballot. The election is being held at the Boston Teacher’s Union, 180 Mt. Vernon Street, Dorchester, MA. Voting is available during the hour of 9:00 A.M. and 9:00 P.M.

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What the Heck Is Wrong With Boston’s MBTA?

Street Blogs USA | By Angie Schmitt | Friday, November 4, 2016 Last week, the engine on one of Boston’s Orange Line trains overheated and ignited some trash, filling traincars with smoke. Passengers broke windows to escape. Three people were hospitalized for smoke inhalation. The scare focused attention on long-standing maintenance problems for the T: It’s underfunded, upkeep is falling behind, and the quality of…

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Legislators slam state transportation officials

Boston Globe | By Nicole Dungca | November 2, 2016 Amid declines in commuter rail service, 14 state lawmakers urged transportation officials to be more transparent about their fines against Keolis Commuter Services and denounced the agency’s failure to announce its forgiveness of Keolis’s fines from the winter of 2015 as “indefensible.” In an Oct.…

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City Council concerned more MBTA privatization could lead to discriminatory service

Boston Metro | By Kristin Toussaint | Nov. 2, 2016 Concerns about how more privatization efforts from the MBTA could lead to widespread discriminatory practices of transportation services prompted the Boston City Council on Wednesday to unanimously request a briefing from Gov. Charlie Baker’s administration. Residents have experienced multiple issues with Keolis Commuter Services, the…

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Boston City Council Unanimously Approves Resolution on MBTA Privatization Plans

*PRESS RELEASE* Media Contact: Cayenne Isaksen 617-646-1028 cisaksen@oneillandassoc.com Boston City Council Unanimously Approves Resolution on MBTA Privatization Plans Resolution calls on Baker Administration to provide “transparent briefing regarding privatization plans of MBTA” BOSTON, MA (November 2, 2016) – Transit workers from the Boston Carmen’s Union Local 589 attended the Boston City Council meeting today to…

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