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OC Transpo to hand out 345 pink slips by Aug. 3

  We must maintain the fight against LRT and privatization. The city of Ottawa’s transit service will be handing out layoff notices to 345 of its employees by Aug. 3, ahead of the anticipated opening of the Confederation light rail transit (LRT) line at the end of the year. The city confirmed Tuesday afternoon that

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Brampton Transit installing bus driver safety shields across fleet after big spike in assaults

Report shows crimes on the city’s bus operators have more than doubled since 2016 Brampton council has approved a $2.5 million initiative aimed at safeguarding the city’s bus drivers. At its June 27 meeting, council unanimously gave Brampton Transit the green light to install transit operator safety shields across its fleet of 422 buses. According

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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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