To Join Local 689 Email List Click Here
Open letter to WMATA Board of Directors on proposed on-demand transportation subsidies
We, the undersigned organizations, are deeply concerned about the Metro initiative to provide subsidized on-demand transportation for late-night workers instead of restoring late night service. We have described our concerns in detail in the attached open letter (which we are also circulating publicly).
To summarize, our concerns are:
WTOP: New Metro union head opposes lengthy shutdowns, seeks to engage with riders
Read article here.
Metro can and must balance extending hours and safety
February 22, 2019: In response to the proposal to extend late-night service on Metro Rail to be voted on Thursday, February 28 by the WMATA board, ATU Local 689 releases the following statement:
Local 689 supports the concept of restoring late night service, but only by adjusting the system’s overly-aggressive maintenance schedule. Read more here.
Remembering Our Deceased Local 689 Brothers and Sisters.
WMATA: Fund It, Fix It, Make It Fair