Public Transportation http://wfae.org en CATS Bus Drivers Avoid Strike, Win Pay Raise http://wfae.org/post/cats-bus-drivers-avoid-strike-win-pay-raise <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">After threatening a potential strike, the union representing CATS bus drivers has reached a tentative agreement with Transit Management of Charlotte on a new three-year labor contract.&nbsp;Both parties have been in negotiations since July. CATS CEO Carolyn Flowers says drivers will receive a 2.3 percent pay raise, an additional day off, bonuses based on performance and attendance.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The two sides were able to find a compromise on scheduling issues and seniority.&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 14:32:48 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 40769 at http://wfae.org CATS Bus Drivers Avoid Strike, Win Pay Raise Concord, Kannapolis Will Upgrade To Electric-Hybrid Buses http://wfae.org/post/concord-kannapolis-upgrade-electric-hybrid-buses <p>If you ride the bus in Concord and Kannapolis, you’ll soon be seeing some big changes. The cities’ joint bus system called Rider Transit will be getting eight new hybrid-electric buses with free WiFi hotspots. There will also be service on Sundays starting in October 2013 and <a href="http://www.concordnc.gov/Home/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/553">several improvements to bus stops</a>, including a doubling of the number of shelters, solar-powered street lights and improved security system.</p> Mon, 15 Oct 2012 21:03:50 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 13849 at http://wfae.org