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Local 689 to U.S. Congress: Safety Comes First!
ATU Local 689 testified before the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on December 2nd regarding the safety crisis at WMATA. We provided firsthand insight into the SafeTrack program and the challenges that are facing the WMATA in the near and distant future. Read the Congressional Response here.
Prince George's County Riders Say No Metro Bus Cuts Are Acceptable
It was standing-room only last Thursday night as Metro riders, transit workers and elected officials packed the first town hall organized by the Coalition of Metro Labor Unions to create a “People’s Agenda for Metro.” More than a dozen speakers spoke out at the nearly 2-hour town hall, voicing their opposition to budget cuts and service cutbacks. Read more here.
ABC7: Bus drivers, ATU Local 689 give coats, hats, gloves, shoes to families in need
For the third year in a row, some local bus drivers are doing what they can to make sure people stay warm this winter. See story here.
WUSA9: Metro operators need more training for suicide situations