In this week's Noise Complaint comic, Up On The Sun cartoonist Robbie Pfeffer riffs on the sorry state of the Valley's bus system.Sure, they might have What Laura Says doing cute little commercials for them, but the Valley's buses as seen through his eyes aren't anywhere you'd happily be. Some ... More >>
Veolia has dodged more than $3 million in fines(Updated with links to several documents, including Veolia's performance records)Phoenix gave away more than $3 million - so far - to Veolia Transportation, a transit company that operates buses throughout the city.It's $3,295,573.86, to be precise. ... More >>
Veolia Transportation continues to negotiate with two labor unions representing employees who drive and maintain Phoenix city buses. Company execs already have inked a contract with the mechanics' union.Negotiations have been ongoing since union contracts expired June 30.During that ... More >>
Valley MetroPhoenix sounded the alarms this week to prepare the public for a possible bus strike as talks continue with one of the transit unions.Negotiations are expected to continue throughout the day with the union
representing employees who fuel and clean the buses (Teamsters Local
Union No ... More >>
Phoenix bus riders have been spared a possible bus strike come Monday ...The Teamsters Local Union No. 104, which represents the employees who fuel and clean the buses, extended its contract until August 15.The other two unions that represent Veolia Transportation employees had already agreed to ext ... More >>
Maricopa County officials can't sue the Sheriff's Office for buying a $465,000 bus without their approval, so now they want to sue the bus company.
Precisely why Motor Coach Industries would be sued over the internal squabble remains unclear.
The county has maintained in this month ... More >>
Local workers unions and Safeway and Fry's grocery stores have reached a tentative settlement on a collective bargaining agreement, averting a worker's strike. Union spokeswoman Ellen Anreder says terms of the settlement, which was reached late Thursday, will not be disclosed until union members ... More >>
Bob Bean (right) is among the union protestors at Central Station this morning.A dozen or so light rail operators protested at the Central Station in downtown Phoenix this morning, holding hand-made signs that excoriated both Metro Light Rail and the Boston-based company that manages the line, AC ... More >>