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Transit union says more work needed to fix Baltimore's Metro safety problems

Transit union says more work needed to fix Baltimore's Metro safety problems

Transit union leaders said Thursday that plans to fix the Baltimore Metro fall short of addressing major safety and health concerns that put riders and workers at risk, and called for an emergency shutdown of the system.

David McClure, president of Baltimore Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1300, said the Maryland Transit Administration has neglected the main problems his workers have raised, despite this week's announcement of a 23-day partial shutdown while the agency performs $16 million in critical maintenance.

"This is not only about the union, it's about the riding public as well," McClure said. "We have one objective here, and that's to provide a safe...

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