Transportation News

In memoriam: David Colelli, Local 206

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Brother David Colelli of Local 206 (Peru, Indiana), who passed away on May 5, 2023, at the age of 46. Brother Colelli lived in the service of his family, both at work and in his personal life. Colelli, an 18-year member o [...]

Defense of our bus operators is needed

SMART–TD is proud to represent the men and women driving the buses in America. The vast majority of our bus operators are assigned to fixed routes and drive 40–50-foot buses which require a Commercial Driver’s License, (CDL). These norms are and always have been the sta [...]

SMART-TD Local 1594 hosts productive meetings with TD leadership

Local #1594 in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Philadelphia, represents roughly 300 SMART-TD members working for the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority (SEPTA) in bus service, commuter rail, and trolley service. The size of this local and the diversity in its [...]

Pa. rail-safety bill passes through committee

By a 19-2 vote, the Pennsylvania House Consumer Protection, Technologies and Utilities Committee advanced its comprehensive rail safety bill, H.B. 1028, out of committee May 3. “This is a starting point,” said Republican Committee Chairman Rep. Jim Marshall (Distr [...]

Kansas secures two-person crews as the law of the land

Making two-person crews the rule of the land in the state of Kansas took an atypical route to the finish line but got there just the same. On Monday, May 1, Kansas became the 10th state in the country to secure 2PC as the minimum train crew size in the state. It has been the [...]