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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As VTA Contract Talks Drag On, Tensions Escalate With Threat of Strike
Will Sennott

As contract talks drag on with no apparent end in sight, bus drivers held a public meeting at the high school Saturday to inform residents about what to expect in the event of a strike.

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Contract Talks Resume With VTA Drivers
Holly Pretsky
With a federal mediator present, contract negotiations resumed this week between Vineyard Transit Authority drivers and their employer Transit Connection Inc. (TCI).
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As Frustration Mounts at Bargaining Table, VTA Drivers Avert Strike
Holly Pretsky

With contract negotiations at an apparent standstill, Vineyard Transit Authority drivers decided Thursday to hold off on a strike.

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