April 16, 2014

Veolia gets Tri-Rail contract extension

The Board of the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority unanimously voted Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, to award Veolia Transportation the three remaining option years for the company’s Tri-Rail contract. The contract now extends through June 2017. The South Florida Regional Transportation Authority (SFRTA) originally awarded the operations contract for the Tri-Rail system to Lombard, Ill.-based [...]

FEC reportedly seeks S. Fla. Tri-Rail takeover

MIAMI — Florida East Coast Railway reportedly is in talks with the State of Florida to take over South Florida Tri-Rail management and operations, reports the Palm Beach Post. South Florida Tri-Rail now operates over 71 miles of former CSX track linking West Palm Beach, Ft. Lauderdale and Miami, and is owned by the South [...]

Florida Tri-Rail members approve new contract

MIAMI – By a four-to-one margin, UTU-member train and engine workers employed by Veolia Transportation — operator of South Florida Tri-Rail — have approved a new agreement. The UTU represents both sides of the cab on Tri-Rail. The agreement includes pay increases retroactive to July 1, 2010, an increase in certification pay for engineers, certification-pay [...]

New UTU agreement on S. Florida Tri-Rail

MIAMI — A tentative agreement between Veolia Transportation — operator of South Florida Tri-Rail — and the UTU has been reached, covering both sides of the locomotive cab. The agreement now goes to members for ratification, with the vote count scheduled May 9. The tentative agreement includes pay increases retroactive to July 1, 2010, an [...]