Tuesday, September 29, 2015
- Southwest Airlines Co. pilots will vote on a tentative labor agreement in October, after union leaders voted to send it to membership but decided not to endorse or reject the offer.
- DALLAS — The president of the pilots' union at Southwest Airlines expects most of the union's directors to vote against a new tentative contract with the nation's fourth-biggest airline. Also in NBC 5 Dallas.
- If you’re having trouble keeping up with Delta Air Lines and Southwest Airlines’ fight over two gates out of the 20 at Dallas Love Field, you’re likely not alone
- After explosive growth in the last two years, Southwest Airlines Co. is looking forward to somewhat slower but steady growth in 2016 and beyond.
- Travelers entering the U.S. from Liberia will no longer be screened for Ebola.
- Long Island Rail Road commuters should expect delays during the morning rush hour following a freight train derailment west of Hicksville.
- Rail companies are threatening to shut down passenger and freight train service at the beginning of next year if Congress does not extend a federal deadline for automating trains that most railroads say they won't be able to meet.
- Lawmakers in the House are raising questions about U.S. rail security after a thwarted attack by a heavily armed gunman on a high-speed train in Europe.
Transit & Transportation Clips
- New York City bus operators signed a monumental legal agreement the other week, clarifying the intent of Mayor Bill de Blasio's controversial “Vision Zero” program. The program previously had led to the arrest of six members of the Transport Workers (TWU) union, all bus operators with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA).
- The feud between Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio makes for good headlines. It does not make for good government.
- Few New Yorkers are aware that there is more to the story of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority extending service on the No. 7 subway line earlier this month to the new 34th Street 11th Ave Hudson Yards station.
- Before Mayor de Blasio “blindly” hands over a few billion to the state for the MTA, he says, Gov. Cuomo must lay out a vision for the agency and guarantee the funds will be used for desperately needed improvements.
- Well, whaddya know? Govs. Cuomo and Chris Christie have finally woken up to the urgent need for a new commuter train tunnel between Gotham and Jersey.
- A 23-year-old man who asked his cab driver to pull over because he was about to be sick after a night of drinking was hit and killed after stumbling into the path of an MTA bus, according to the NYPD
- Union leaders representing employees of a private school bus company said late Sunday that they unanimously rejected a contract proposal from the Ronkonkoma-based firm and plan to put the matter to a vote of the entire 1,200-person membership.
- Atlanta- The North Fulton burg is a hive of road construction. Seven projects worth millions of dollars are either underway or about to kick off.
- For more than three decades, Parsons Brinckerhoff has been one of Metro’s go-to contractors, overseeing rehabilitation of tunnels and tracks and the design of stations and parking garages. Over the past five years, the transit agency has paid the global engineering giant $81.3 million to manage its capital improvements program.
- Drivers of dozens of black SUVs and town cars abandoned their usual posts at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport on Friday and descended via caravan on downtown Dallas, angrily demanding changes to their working relationship with ride-hailing company Uber.