Potential strike could impact service for The RIDE program – WCVB Boston

Strike affecting MBTA The Ride program averted

A potential strike that threatened to impact service for The RIDE program, which serves disabled people who cannot access fixed-route transportation, has been averted.The RIDE is the MBTA’s door-to-door, shared-ride paratransit service, which is operated in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.Drivers for The RIDE program threatened to go on strike on Tuesday, according to Joe Benevento, the president of the Teamsters 42 union.The union was in negotiations with Greater Lynn Senior Services, a private company that is contracted by the MBTA to run The RIDE program.According to Benevento, drivers and Greater Lynn Senior Services reached an agreement late Sunday night on raises and pension benefits.

A potential strike that threatened to impact service for The RIDE program, which serves disabled people who cannot access fixed-route transportation, has been averted.

The RIDE is the MBTA’s door-to-door, shared-ride paratransit service, which is operated in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Drivers for The RIDE program threatened to go on strike on Tuesday, according to Joe Benevento, the president of the Teamsters 42 union.

The union was in negotiations with Greater Lynn Senior Services, a private company that is contracted by the MBTA to run The RIDE program.

According to Benevento, drivers and Greater Lynn Senior Services reached an agreement late Sunday night on raises and pension benefits.

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