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Ontario’s First Electric Buses Arriving in 2019

Province Purchasing Electric Buses and Chargers for Brampton and York Region Ontario is reducing the greenhouse gas emissions of municipal transit systems by launching a new pilot program to test electric battery-powered buses on Brampton and York Region streets. This investment is part of Ontario’s Climate Change Action Plan and is funded by proceeds from the province’s

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Mississauga transit union ramps up campaign to ‘Keep Transit Public’

Mississauga transit operators have launched a campaign pushing for operational control of the Hurontario Light Rail Transit project. Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) members from Mississauga, Brampton, Hamilton and Toronto gathered in front of Metrolinx headquarters on Tuesday to gather support for their “Keep Transit Public” campaign. Mississauga’s ATU Local 1572 is demanding MiWay be in

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

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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Keep Transit Public. Sign the Petition Today!

    Metrolinx, the provincial arm’s length transit planning organization, is only accepting bids from companies that can supply ALL components of the new Hamilton LRT line. The components of the bid are: Finance, Design, Build, Operate and Maintain. (FDBOM). Because the HSR doesn’t Finance, Design or Build, they are ineligible to compete in the tendering process,

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