Transit in the news
Joint Union Council - Transit Referendum Message
Friday, Feb 16, 2015
As you are aware a referendum on transit and transportation funding will be conducted between March 16th 2015 and May 31st 2015. The Mayor’s Council is hoping to raise 250 million dollars a year through a Metro Vancouver Congestion Improvement Tax.
Metro Vancouver Transportation Referendum
Monday, Feb 09, 2015
On March 16 to May 29, 2015, voters have a choice. Vote “Yes” to keep our region livable, affordable and green as one million more people come to our region in the next 30 years. Better roads, more busses, and more transit options will reduce commute times, lower pollution, and boost our economy – all for less than 35 cents a day.
Surrey bus drivers, union applaud jail sentence for attacker
Thursday, Sept 04, 2014
A man who attacked a bus driver in Surrey has been sentenced to two years in prison. In March, a driver was assaulted and left with a broken nose, broken facial bones, and eyesight problems.
Jail Time for Bus Beater
Monday, July 07, 2014
The woman who jumped out of a wheelchair and slugged a bus driver will serve 40 days in jail after pleading guilty to assault. 42-year-old Vanessa Chrestenson has also been sentenced to one year probation and a 10-year weapons prohibition.
Transit Police Vote to Change Unions
Wednesday, June 04, 2014
Transit Police Officers have voted to dump their old union and join a new one right in the middle of contract negotiations with Translink. Transit Police employees will now be represented by the newly-formed union the “Transit Police Professional Association.”
Coast Mountain Bus Co., union reach tentative deal
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Bus drivers and other members of Metro Vancouver’s two major transit union locals will vote next week on a tentative agreement reached Wednesday with Coast Mountain Bus Co..
New Westminster man arrested for transit assault
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Transit Police have arrested a New Westminster man for an assault on a fellow bus passenger and threatening a bus driver.
Bus drivers keeping track of fare cheats
Friday, October 19, 2012
Bus drivers are punching the "unpaid button" on their fare boxes more often, partly to avoid taking a punch themselves.
Loss of 60 jobs at Coast Mountain Bus Co. ‘insane:’ Union
Tuesday, October 09, 2012
Coast Mountain Bus Company's Derek Zabel shows off a new hybrid bus;due to begin operating in August. The union representing employees at Coast Mountain Bus Co. said cutting 60 maintenance jobs is “insane” and will lead to a deteriorated bus service. Zabel;a company spokesman;said the cuts are necessary to improve efficiencies and keep costs low
Did You Know ???
WorkSafe Prevention Information Line
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