Home Must Reads TriMet warns of 70% service cuts if union doesn't change health benefits

TriMet warns of 70% service cuts if union doesn't change health benefits

| Print |  Email
Must Reads
Thursday, February 14, 2013

TriMet may have to cut 63 bus lines and 70% of service by 2025 if the union doesn't budge on health and retirement benefits, the agency's general manager says.

Once regarded as the gold standard of public transit in the U.S., TriMet is at real risk of becoming a "skeletal system" if its financial situation doesn't change, Neil McFarlane said in a doom-and-gloom "State of TriMet" presentation to the board of directors.

The address comes as management girds itself for new contract talks with Amalgamated Transit Union 757, with McFarlane warning riders they face one service crisis after another if the union doesn’t agree to “relatively small” concessions on benefits.

Read more at OregonLive.com.

{biztweet}trimet{/biztweet}

 

More Articles

Innovation: a critique

News
Wednesday, October 08, 2014
1008 innovation thumbBY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR

A Design Week panel discussion raises questions about how innovative we really are.


Read more...

Gone Girl

News
Monday, September 29, 2014
roundup-logo-thumb-14BY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR

Wehby disappears, Kitzhaber fails to disclose and Seattle gets bike share before Portland.


Read more...

Revenge Forestry

November/December 2014
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
BY JONATHAN FROCHTZWAJG

A flare-up in the Elliott Forest raises questions about détente in Oregon’s timber wars.


Read more...

Podcast: Turn Things Around with David Marquet

Contributed Blogs
Friday, October 17, 2014
davidmarquet thumbBY TOM COX | OB BLOGGER

How can you move from a command-and-control leadership model to one of true empowerment and accountability? David Marquet did, and he took notes along the way.


Read more...

The clean fuels opportunity

News
Monday, November 10, 2014
111014-dirtyfuel-thumbBY KIM MOORE | OB RESEARCH EDITOR

A market for low-carbon transportation fuels has a chance to flourish in Oregon if regulators adopt the second phase of the state’s Clean Fuels Program.


Read more...

The short list: 5 hot coffee shops for entrepreneurs

Contributed Blogs
Friday, November 14, 2014

CupojoeBY JESSICA RIDGWAY

Oregon entrepreneurs reveal their favorite caffeine hangouts.


Read more...

Books Rule

October 2014
Thursday, September 25, 2014
BY JON BELL

Powell's stays relevant in the digital age.


Read more...
Oregon Business magazinetitle-sponsored-links-02
SPONSORED LINKS