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Martine Powers is the transportation reporter for the Boston Globe, covering everything from the MBTA and the Big Dig to innovative street design and and Boston’s growing bike community. A graduate of Yale University with a degree in African American Studies, Powers joined the Globe in 2011. She ...
Survey on MBTA late-night service draws thousands of responses - The Boston Globe
Metro is fighting back against a discrimination lawsuit filed by track inspectors who were fired for allegedly falsifying inspection records. The transit agency filed a legal response in U.S. District Court on Monday, asking a judge to partially dismiss the lawsuit for technical reasons, and countering some of the allegations made by the terminated employees.
The House of Representatives voted Monday to approve the launch of a new safety commission to oversee the Washington Metro — one of the last legal steps necessary for the regulatory agency to become an official agency. “We in the region have worked together on these issues. And now, with congressional approval … we will be able to begin the process of improving Metro,” said Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-Va.), speaking on the House floor shortly before the bill was passed in a 399-5 vote.
Metro said Friday it has fired a track supervisor for collecting overtime pay for periods when he was not working, a dismissal that’s a result of what appears to be a major new investigation of overtime fraud at the transit system. Other supervisors were also under administrative review for possible overtime abuse after the agency’s new inspector general found that some track managers had earned more than double their base salary in overtime for several years, according to a Metro statement.
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