VTA Slashes Winter Bus Service
Will Sennott

Citing a potential budget deficit of nearly $1 million for the next fiscal year, the Vineyard Transit Authority administration and advisory board voted unanimously this week to drastically reduce service for the winter season.

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VTA Drivers Vote To Ratify Contract, Ending 28-Day Strike
Will Sennott

Drivers for the Vineyard Transit Authority voted Sunday to ratify a contract with their employer. Drivers are due to return to work on Tuesday.

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VTA Drivers Announce Tentative Agreement to End Strike
Will Sennott
The union that represents the VTA drivers announced late Thursday that a tentative agreement had been reached with their employer, Transit Connection Inc.
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Feeling Heat, VTA Board Agrees to Send TCI Back to Negotiating Table
Noah Asimow and Will Sennott
A divided VTA board decided Wednesday after heated public testimony to send their subcontracted hiring company back to the negotiating table.
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As VTA Strike Continues, Focus Shifts to Advisory Board
Noah Asimow and Will Sennott
The current status and powers of of the Vineyard Transit Authority’s advisory board has come into question as the full-time drivers’ strike enters a third week.
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Edgartown Representative to the VTA Board Abruptly Resigns
Noah Asimow

In a brief letter sent to the selectmen, Louis Paciello cited a lack of time for the position and other family commitments as the reason.

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With Both Sides Dug In, VTA Strike Continues
Will Sennott

Bus drivers for the Vineyard Transit Authority entered their second week on strike Friday, with no clear end in sight. The public transit system is set to jump into its peak months.

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Striking Drivers Appeal to Selectmen for Support
Noah Asimow

With the strike dragging on but most buses still running, Vineyard Transit Authority drivers came to the Edgartown selectmen on Monday to request their support. Selectmen listened.

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Contract Talks Stalled, VTA Drivers Set to Strike Friday
Will Sennott

With contract negotiations at a standstill and tensions running high, full-time drivers for the Vineyard Transit Authority (VTA) are due to walk off the job beginning Friday.

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Rides for Seniors to Doctor Appointments Could End
Holly Pretsky
A grant-funded program that offers affordable transportation for seniors with medical appointments on Cape Cod may end in October if new funding cannot be found.
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