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On Sunday, August 12, 2018, Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld lied and betrayed the public trust by providing a “special” train and police escorts to white supremacists going to the “Unite the Right 2” rally in Washington D.C. Special accommodations for a hate group and hate speech is not what this region supports are and does not reflect our #DCValues. In response , ATU Local 689 and the riding public have joined together to call for the immediate termination of WMATA General Manager Paul Wiedefeld.
ATU Local 689 responds to WMATA Cinder Bed Road bus facility contract
.August 2, 2018: Today, Metro announced that it is ready to set Northern Virginia bus riders and taxpayers up for failure by awarding an $89 million private contract for Metro buses at the new WMATA Cinder Bed Road bus facility in Lorton, Virginia to the France-based company TransDev. Read release here
Metro Private Contractor caught on cell phone while inspecting rail tracks
A privately-contracted track walker at Metro was spotted this morning on his phone at the Brentwood rail yard just days after the firing of a privately contracted Metro bus operator for the same offense. Read more here.
WMATA has a strict zero-tolerance electronic device policy, yet private contractors are not held to the same standard. All incidences where a Metro operator has an electronic device on his person result in a discharge on the first offense. Why are private contractors held to a different standard? Read more here
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