Layoffs

Capitol Hill

More Transit Agencies Propose Cuts; Congress Finally Takes Notice

The stakes in the economic stimulus package under consideration on Capitol Hill this week are incredibly high.

December 3, 2020 - The Washington Post

Muni Bus Overhead Wire

The Transit Catastrophe Continues: San Francisco, D.C. Forecast Service Cuts, Layoffs

Advocates have been waiting for the other shoe to drop as transit agencies deal with cratered revenues during the pandemic without support from Congress.

December 1, 2020 - San Francisco Examiner

Coronavirus and Transportation

WMATA Approved Buyouts and Service Reductions

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority couldn't wait for a still hypothetical bailout from Congress or the Biden administration.

November 24, 2020 - The Washington Post

RTD Bus

Drastic Transit Layoffs Planned in Denver Area to Offset Budget Deficit

As Colorado's Regional Transportation District plans for the 2021 budget, over 800 jobs could be cut as in attempts to regain financial losses caused by the coronavirus.

September 15, 2020 - CPR News

Uber Eats

Job Losses Strike a Blow to Gig Economy Darlings

Uber and Airbnb both announced massive layoffs this week, after Lyft did the same last week, as the coronavirus pandemic took a toll on very contemporary corners of the economy.

May 7, 2020 - The Washington Post

TransLink Canada Line

1,500 Temporary Layoffs for Transit Workers in Vancouver

Sad days for public transit agencies in Canadian cities could be a sign of layoffs to come for U.S. transit agencies.

May 3, 2020 - Vancouver Sun

Coronavirus Economy

Layoffs Sweeping the Construction Industry

Halted construction work has contributed to a growing number of layoffs in the construction industry during the month of April.

April 17, 2020 - Smart Cities Dive

Port

Shipping Delays Causing Construction Slowdown

Materials procured overseas are taking longer to arrive in the United States, and the delays are causing a ripple effect in the construction industry.

April 7, 2020 - The New York Times

London Ride Hailing

Uber Lays Off 400 Employees

The massive layoffs represent one-third of Uber's global marketing team.

July 30, 2019 - Quartz

Boston Bus

MBTA Considering Privatization of Drivers and Maintenance Workers

A decision to privatize the employment of drivers and maintenance workers, especially for the system's buses, could lead to a wave of layoffs.

September 8, 2016 - The Boston Globe

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