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The crime can seem as innocuous as it is common. Short on cash, a rider slips through the back door of a city bus, skirting the $2.50 fare.

But fare evaders, the authorities say, are a dangerous scourge. Every day along the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s 311 city bus routes, drivers who demand that fares be paid frequently face vicious abuse. Defiant fare beaters curse drivers, spit on them and sometimes attack them, officials say.

The perils were laid bare on Wednesday, when a person suspected of evading a fare drew a .45-caliber handgun and fired three times at two police officers who had just pulled him off a B46 bus in...
 

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TELL YOUR LEGISLATORS: KEEP BROOME COUNTY TRANSIT PUBLIC

Call or email your County legislators and tell them to oppose outsourcing management of BC Transit to a foreign company. Privatization of our transit system could threaten service, safety, and affordability of the County’s buses.

 

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RETIREES OF 2013

We would like to congratulate and wish good luck
to the members of Local 1145 who retired in the year 2013:


 

Bob Maus...............Passenger Van Operator

Neil Hamilton.........Coach Operator

Linda Ciallelo.........Coach Operator

Bill Haven...............Passenger Van Operator

Mike Perkow...........Coach Operator

Bob Wylie...............Coach Operator

Paul Wayman.........Coach Operator

Carl Beebe..............Coach Operator
 

STOP THE PRIVATIZATION OF BC TRANSIT

Not every family has the luxury of access to a personal car. In fact, many residents of the city of Binghamton rely on public transit to go to and from work on a daily basis. The Broome County Legislature’s plan for the privatization of BC Transit will drastically impact these residents, transit workers and off-campus students who rely on buses for transport to campus. Privatization must be stopped, and it is our duty as students to voice our disagreement with the Broome County Legislature.


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JOIN THE FIGHT: KEEP BC TRANSIT IN PUBLIC HANDS

Broome County is reportedly considering the privatization of its bus system. Where transit privatization schemes have recently been tried in New York State and elsewhere, the experiments have failed miserably, literally leaving passengers stranded in the cold.

 

Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1145 strongly urges Broome County to reject proposals to contract out bus operations. As the largest union representing transit workers in the United States and Canada, we have unfortunately witnessed firsthand what happens when corporate greed mixes with the mobility needs of riders: transit passengers always lose.

 

Instead of shrinking service through privatization, Broome County should move to give our local economy a boost by growing our bus system and linking it with other transportation networks in neighboring counties.

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