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Washington State electorate gives green light on important issues

Tacoma voters approved a ballot measure to raise the minimum wage to $12 an hour by 2018, a partial victory.


House passes highway-transit bill, delays rail safety

"We need to increase investments in our infrastructure and focus on the areas that will truly help create jobs and support our economy."


Activist group wins improvements in “Call-A-Ride”

The Coalition for Truth in Independence held a press conference to highlight recent successes around the "Ride with Respect Campaign."


Republicans lying about train safety funding

By mid-day Thursday, at least seven people were dead with more than 200 injured, in the wake of Tuesday's Amtrak train derailment.


"Least productive" Congress left D.C. without doing anything serious

Congress left town on August 1 for a month-long recess without tackling a host of U.S. problems - and lack of infrastructure funding is one of those topping the list.


Growing economic divide fuels ire toward Silicon Valley

SAN FRANCISCO - Protesters in San Francisco and West Oakland neighborhoods spotlighted the growing poverty and evictions in the area by targeting the private bus services provided by Silicon Valley tech companies to transport their employees to and from work.


Public transit, living wage top 2014 “people’s” agenda

"No worker should have to live off of poverty wages. People should be able to work 40 hours a week and take care of their families off of that."


Memphis Bus Riders Union rolls into summer

The Memphis Bus Riders Union was created to "raise the level of service provided by the public transit system as well as ensuring greater accountability over policies and practices."


Demonstrators to focus on mass transit as a civil right

The Occupy Wall Street movement and  Amalgamated Transit Union  jointly declared April 4 a National Day of Action for Jobs and Mass Transit and will demonstrate in 20 cities across the country.


Senate approved transportation bill would create 200,000 jobs

The Senate-approved bill now heads to the House, where unions and workers hope it will get passed.

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