ATU celebrates 125th anniversary With Fight To Fix The Bus Driver Workstation
19 Sep

ATU celebrates 125th anniversary With Fight To Fix The Bus Driver Workstation

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Amalgamated Transit Union International President Larry Hanley released the following statement to mark the 125th anniversary of the ATU. “One hundred twenty-five years ago, today, in order to “disenthrall themselves from the slavery of long hours and burdensome toil,” 52 transit workers assembled in Indianapolis, IN, to form the Amalgamated Association of Street Railway Employees […]

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Winnipeg bus driver was stabbed to death after waking sleeping passenger
15 Feb

Winnipeg bus driver was stabbed to death after waking sleeping passenger

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Bus driver Irvine Fraser pulled up to the last stop of his shift on Tuesday, went to wake a sleeper at the back — and then everything exploded, say police and the head of the Winnipeg Transit union. Fraser, who went by his middle name, Jubal, was attacked and killed by the lone passenger just […]

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Open house Jan. 25 on transit changes
27 Jan

Open house Jan. 25 on transit changes

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Brantford Transit is holding an open house Jan. 25 to highlight changes being made to the city’s bus system. The open house is being held at Woodman Community Centre, 491 Grey St., from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. “We’re excited to be sharing initial plans to improve operational aspects of Brantford Transit and Brantford Lift […]

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Brantford’s 2017 budget approved with 3.99 per cent increase
16 Jan

Brantford’s 2017 budget approved with 3.99 per cent increase

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Residents can expect a $124 average increase to property tax bill Residents of Brantford will have to pay up in 2017. City of Brantford councillors passed a 2017 budget at Wednesday evening’s estimates committee meeting that has a 3.99 per cent increase. The $130 million operating budget will leave residents with a 4.39 per cent […]

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Hamilton ON – 110th Anniversary of 1906 HSR Strike a Huge Success for Hamilton Transit
25 Nov

Hamilton ON – 110th Anniversary of 1906 HSR Strike a Huge Success for Hamilton Transit

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On Thursday, November 24, 2016, Amalgamated Transit Union Local 107 commemorated the 110th Anniversary of the HSR Transit Strike last night and encouraged Hamilton citizens to join them in a battle against the privatization of Ontario’s hydro and transit. The Rally, which was held in front of Hamilton City Hall, welcomed hundreds of concerned citizens, […]

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ATU 685 Annual Christmas Toy Drive 2016
21 Nov

ATU 685 Annual Christmas Toy Drive 2016

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Every year, Local 685 participates in the Christmas Toy Drive for the children in the community. Along with the children, we help decorate and wrap the boxes that are put on the buses to collect the toys. It was a fun-filled day to get into the spirit of the upcoming holiday season! Thank you to […]

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110th Anniversary of the HSR/ATU Transit Strike
26 Oct

110th Anniversary of the HSR/ATU Transit Strike

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ATU Local 107 is inviting you to Hamilton City Hall where we will be commemorating the 110th anniversary of a significant historical event in their union – the HSR/ATU Transit Strike. Back in the early 1900s, a private company, Cataract Power Company, owned HSR and supplied electricity from Brantford to St. Catharine’s including Hamilton at […]

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Routes sketched out for GO bus service to Brantford
10 Aug

Routes sketched out for GO bus service to Brantford

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Since Premier Kathleen Wynne announced nearly three months ago Brantford would have GO Transit service starting in September, officials have been busy with behind-the-scenes preparations. At a committee of the whole meeting in late June, members of Brantford council gave public works commission general manager Beth Goodger authorization to execute any cost recovery agreements with […]

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Call-out system helps bus riders
10 Aug

Call-out system helps bus riders

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Getting around the city by bus should be a lot easier, especially for people who are visually-impaired or blind. An automated call-out system has been added to all Brantford Transit buses at a cost of $56,000. The new system, which became operational July 23, announces the bus route and direction of travel to passengers waiting […]

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