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Help ATU Baton Rouge members devastated by historic floods

When Mother Nature unleashes her wrath, ATU members step up – as we always do – to help our brothers and sisters impacted by donating the ATU Disaster Relief Fund. When a crisis hits, ATU members do what they do every day on the job, in their communities, and in their places of worship. They just help out. You can help your brothers and sisters who have been hurt by this year by contributing to the ATU Disaster Relief Fund.

Cities Need More Public Transit, Not More Uber and Self-Driving Cars Tuesday, 02 August 2016 00:00 By Kevin Cashman, Truthout | Op-Ed

New transportation technologies -- self-driving cars, electric vehicles and ride hailing services like Uber -- promise to revolutionize transportation, especially in cities. While there are certainly potential benefits to these technologies, they have been called "solution[s] in search of a problem" because many of the benefits touted by advocates of these technologies are benefits that public transportation, walking and cycling already offer in abundance.

New MTA “Ferrari-like” Buses Still Leave Operators Blind as Bats

ATU says new buses still have blind spots endangering pedestrians, Union calls on MTA to reconsider new buses

MTA’s slowest buses move painfully slow, with 35 traveling no faster than 15 mph

There are 35 high-volume bus routes in the city that clocked in at a speed slower than 15 mph in a survey from transit groups the Straphangers Campaign and Transportation Alternatives. The M66 crosstown bus won the dubious Pokey Award for being the slowest bus surveyed, at 3.1 mph. “People are thinking, ‘I’m riding on something that’s slow as a turtle,’” said Gene Russianoff, staff attorney with the Straphangers Campaign. “And they’re totally right.”

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