Longer commutes are making workers feel lonelier than ever

Commuting sucks and new research proves it. A study conducted by the University of the West of England, “Commuting and Wellbeing,” suggests that long commutes are having a negative impact on workers’ mental health and job satisfaction. The study, which was sponsored by the UK’s Economic and Social Research Council, was conducted between February 2016 […]
  • Kirsten Loose
  • November 2, 2017
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MTA Will Test Workers For Sleep Anea

Three years after the Metro-North train derailment in Brooklyn, The Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced on Monday its intent to test employees for sleep apnea. The MTA board members unanimously accept this contract, estimated at $7.5 million, to test for sleep apnea in crew members after the fatal derailment in December was blamed on an engineer’s undiagnosed medical […]
  • Anahit Moumjian
  • January 24, 2017
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M.T.A and Transit Workers Come to Agreement on Labor Contract

Just this past Monday, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (M.T.A.) came to an agreement that will give New York City subway and bus workers a 2 percent pay raise. They reached an agreement not too long after the end of the last contract. Many would believe that the finalization of the contract is to be the […]
  • Sharnita Sanders
  • January 17, 2017
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MTA’s Financial Plan for 2017 Includes a Fare Hike

More people are relying on public transportation and MTA has to cater to the increasing number of riders. With MTA’s inconsistent and unreliable service, MTA is planning to increase fare prices to provide better service to consumers. Subway and bus services have been plagued with delays and incompetent service this past year despite an increase […]
  • Joanna Mei
  • July 29, 2016
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San Francisco Tech Bus Program in Hot Water?

You can’t please everyone and that includes who should have access to city bus routes. Plans for tech companies to use San Francisco’s municipal bus routes have had activists up in arms. As early as late last year activists have been barring buses that ferry tech firm employees from Google, Facebook, and Yahoo. They blame […]
  • Ben Feinstein
  • May 5, 2014
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