What Oregon’s new distracted driving law means for transit workers

Oregon's new distracted driving law took effect yesterday, and it means that using any cell phone, two-way radio, or other hand-held electronic device while you're driving can earn you a huge fine - $260 for [...]

By | 2017-10-02T08:31:41+00:00 October 2nd, 2017|ATU 757, Bend, C-TRAN, Corvallis, First Student, First Transit, Lamar, Lane Transit, MV Canby, North Bonneville, PPS, Retirees, Rogue Valley, Safety - Public, Salem, Tillamook, TriMet Bus, TriMet Rail, Valley Transit|Comments Off on What Oregon’s new distracted driving law means for transit workers

New USDOT drug testing guidelines

Sisters & brothers, please see an advisory from ATU International below - the US Department of Transportation is expected to add four semi-synthetic opioid painkillers (hydrocodone, hydromorphone, oxycodone, and oxymorphone) to DOT's drug-screening list, the [...]

By | 2017-09-12T08:28:19+00:00 September 12th, 2017|ATU 757, ATU International, ATU National, Bend, C-TRAN, Corvallis, First Student, First Transit, Lane Transit, MV Canby, PPS, Rogue Valley, Safety - Public, Salem, Tillamook, TriMet Bus, TriMet Rail, Valley Transit|Comments Off on New USDOT drug testing guidelines

Stress & stress-related illness are epidemic among transit workers

We're still gathering the facts about reports of an altercation between a bus driver and passenger in Estacada which appeared on social media this week. It would be inappropriate for ATU to comment on this [...]

By | 2017-09-01T13:23:55+00:00 September 1st, 2017|ATU 757, Bend, C-TRAN, Corvallis, First Student, First Transit, Lamar, Lane Transit, MV Canby, North Bonneville, PPS, Retirees, Rogue Valley, Safety - Public, Salem, Tillamook, TriMet Bus, TriMet Rail, Valley Transit|Comments Off on Stress & stress-related illness are epidemic among transit workers

TriMet Lift driver fired for answering call of nature

We've said it before and we'll unfortunately have to say it again - no transit worker should ever face discipline or termination for simply answering the call of nature. We encourage you to read this [...]

By | 2017-08-31T08:49:04+00:00 August 31st, 2017|ATU 757, Bend, C-TRAN, Corvallis, First Student, First Transit, Lamar, Lane Transit, MV Canby, PPS, Retirees, Rogue Valley, Safety - Public, Salem, Tillamook, TriMet Bus, TriMet Rail, Valley Transit|Comments Off on TriMet Lift driver fired for answering call of nature

Tips & Tricks to Survive the Eclipse

Sisters & brothers, we've been getting questions about what operators should expect during the eclipse on Monday. Thankfully, AAA has put together a guide for what to expect, and we want to flag a few [...]

By | 2017-08-16T15:00:02+00:00 August 16th, 2017|ATU 757, Bend, C-TRAN, Corvallis, First Student, First Transit, Lane Transit, MV Canby, North Bonneville, PPS, Retirees, Rogue Valley, Safety - Public, Salem, Tillamook, TriMet Bus, TriMet Rail, Valley Transit|Comments Off on Tips & Tricks to Survive the Eclipse

House Bill 2717

Increases penalties for assault committed against employee of mass transit district or transpor-tation district if employee is assaulted while acting within scope of employment. Punishes by maxi-mum of five years’ imprisonment, $125,000 fine, or both. [...]

By | 2017-03-06T11:48:37+00:00 March 6th, 2017|ATU 757, Bend, Corvallis, First Student, First Transit, Lane Transit, MV Canby, PPS, Rogue Valley, Safety - Public, Salem, Tillamook, TriMet Bus, TriMet Rail|Comments Off on House Bill 2717

ATU International Operator Survey on Assaults

In conjunction with the release of the video on Operator Assaults, President Hanley is asking for all of our operators to take part in this survey: OPERATOR ASSAULT SURVEY>>

By | 2016-10-19T14:56:26+00:00 August 10th, 2016|ATU 757, Safety - Public|Comments Off on ATU International Operator Survey on Assaults
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