WPTV.com reported that a Tri-Rail train hit a garbage truck Monday morning, Jan. 4, in Lake Worth, Fla. More than twenty passengers were injured in the collision. Read the complete article here.
SMART Transportation Division represented engineers, conductors, and transportation specialists have ratified their tentative agreement with Tri-Rail/Transdev. The agreement, which passed by an overwhelming majority, provides members a fair wage with affordable healthcare for themselves and their families. “I would like to thank the members for staying united throughout the lengthy negotiations,” said GO-769 General Chairperson [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]