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The Public Ought To Know

February 24, 2015
By Corey Bearak

Not just anyone can operate a bus

When a transit union leader and transportation advocate engage in back and forth across the twittersphere, it attracts attention.  When transit union presidents caution their members to proceed with caution when operating buses, to not worry about keeping pace with schedules or causing traffic tie-ups and take special care, you know an issue needs to be addressed.

New York City Bike Share Balks on Wages!

February 23, 2015
By Marc Bussanich

New York, NY—Several bike share workers represented by the Transport Workers Union Local 100 passed out literature outside Moynihan Station on Monday morning to tell the public that they haven’t received the wages they were promised by New York City Bike Share.

NYPD Misreading Vision Zero?

February 19, 2015
By Marc Bussanich

Brooklyn, NY—That’s what the head of Transport Workers Union Local 100 seemed to be asking when we asked him why a bus driver was arrested for striking a pedestrian last week when the union claims there is a stipulation in the Vision Zero legislation that exempts city employees from criminal charges when moving vehicles strike pedestrians by accident. 

New Legislation Would Mandate Garbage Redistribution!

February 16, 2015
By Marc Bussanich

New York, NY—It’s not as popular as calls for wealth redistribution, but garbage redistribution is nonetheless a major issue that a variety of groups including environmental and labor called on the city to do on a frigid day on City Hall’s steps.

Public transportation is right choice for Queens

February 13, 2015
By John Samuelsen | This article first appeared in Queens Chronicle

This year, as new leadership in Albany prepares to debate the state budget, the question of improving public transportation in New York City is again a top priority. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the debate over the Rockaway Beach rail line.

Carriage Horse Drivers Escort Models Through Phalanx of NYCLASS Protestors

February 12, 2015
By Marc Bussanich

Central Park, NY—It’s already more than two months since Councilmember Daniel Dromm introduced legislation that would eventually ban the horse carriage industry here, but that didn’t stop carriage horse drivers from transporting through Central Park some of the world’s top models wearing fashion designer Viktor Luna’s wares to kick off Fashion Week.

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