Charm City Circulator

Transdev pays $160,000 to settle lawsuit claiming it did not pay living wage to Baltimore paratransit drivers

Transdev pays $160,000 to settle lawsuit claiming it did not pay living wage to Baltimore paratransit drivers

Transdev Services, which operated the Charm City Circulator until October, paid $160,000 this week to settle a lawsuit alleging that the company and its predecessor, Veolia Transportation Services, underpaid five paratransit drivers, who took Medicaid recipients to appointments in Baltimore under a city contract.

In the lawsuit, the drivers, who worked for subcontractor Davi Transportation, said they worked shifts as long as 15 hours but were denied overtime, paid only a few dollars for each pick-up and paid only one dollar each time a passenger was a no-show.

“As a result,” the complaint says, “plaintiffs’ hourly wages fell far below state and federal minimum wage rates, even...

48°