Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Take Back Our Union(TBOU) MTA Safety Update- Problem at the Platform Edge

Take Back Our Union (TBOU) an Education and Advocacy Organization whose mission is to safe guard and improve transit workers quality of life as well as give them tools to plan better for there future.In order to keep TWU Local 100 members as well as the riding public better informed we will post MTA Safety Updates with reports for the members and riders of mass transit to read from time to time , remember brothers and sisters , Knowledge is Power. The Article below is from the via transitworkernews :

Problems at the Platform Edge A report by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority inspector general charges that New York City Transit does not adequately inspect and repair the rubbing boards designed to close the gap between subway station platforms and trains. The report found that inspectors at 16 out of 23 subway stations surveyed failed to correctly identify and report platform-edge defects. It also concluded the agency was slow to correct problems it did identify. According to the report, New York City Transit has said it will take steps to remedy the situation.
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