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CT Transit is Hiring FULL-TIME & PART TIME Drivers!!

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FULL-TIME AND PART-TIME COACH OPERATORS

 

Do you want to believe in what you do?

Can you create more opportunities for yourself?

Would you like to make a difference?

Drive a bus for Community Transit. Be someone’s connection to work, family and life.
We’ve just increased wages for our Coach Operators! Effective January 1, 2015:

Starting at                    Earn up to
$47,029                         $61,027

($22.61/hr)                    ($29.34/hr)

Get Paid While You Learn

 

Paid training at $19.22/hour (Effective January 1, 2015) includes excellent medical, dental and vision benefits for the entire family. Commercial Driver’s License training provided. See the full list of benefits here.

 

Before you begin, check out these tips for a successful application. The easiest way to apply is to use our online application.

 

 

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Submit an application. We use governmentjobs.com (NeoGov) for online applications.

When you get to the application page, you can either create a new account or log-in if you’ve used the system before. Once you create an online account, you can apply for other jobs at Community Transit, as well as other government agencies using governmentjobs.com.

While we prefer you apply online, a paper application can be mailed to you by calling (425) 348-7100.

 

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Joint Board seeks comments on Regional Day Pass

ORCA agencies plan new Regional Day Pass options. The Joint Board seeks public comments on plans for implementing program. Following a pilot program last year, the transit agencies participating in the ORCA smart card system are proposing to implement a permanent Regional Day Pass program. The agencies are seeking community

input on the program, which would consist of two new ORCA pass products: – A $8 Regional Day Pass for adult riders valid for unlimited rides on services with fares up to $3.50 – A $4.50 Regional Day Pass for ORCA Regional Reduced Fare Permit (RRFP) holders (seniors and riders with disabilities) valid for unlimited rides on services with fares up to $1.75. If the fare value of the regional day pass ($3.50 adult, $1.75 RRFP) is less than the fare for the service, the rider can pay a fare upgrade using E-purse stored on the ORCA card or with cash on buses.

The regional day pass is intended to make it easier for tourists and visitors to use transit while in town. Local residents can also purchase the regional day pass anywhere ORCA cards are sold. A new ORCA card costs $5 for adults and $3 for seniors (65+) or riders with disabilities. The day pass will be available at ORCA revalue locations or online, by mail and phone. These new products will be accepted on bus, light rail, commuter rail, streetcar and foot ferry services operated by Community Transit, Everett Transit, King County Metro, Kitsap Transit, Pierce Transit and Sound Transit. As with the current ORCA PugetPass, the ORCA Regional Day Pass will not be valid for fare payment on

Washington State Ferries service. To provide comments on this proposal: – Email contactus@orcacard.com – Call 888-988-6722 / TTY Relay:711 – Or attend a public hearing of the ORCA Joint Board, 1030 a.m. Monday, April 13 King Street Center, 8th Floor Conference Room 201 South Jackson St, Seattle Learn more about ORCA or purchase cards and products at orcacard.com.

High Street Kroger store closing in Portsmouth

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PORTSMOUTH –Kroger will close its store at 5601 High Street in Portsmouth on April 11.

In a press release put out by the company, Kroger is encouraging its customers to shop with them at the Kroger Marketplace in Portsmouth and Suffolk. Associates at the High Street Kroger store will be offered the opportunity to remain part of the Kroger family by transferring to area Kroger stores.

The High Street store is one of the oldest Kroger stores in the Hampton Roads region. It was purchased by Kroger as part of the Hannaford Bros. acquisition in 2000.

“The continuous operation of this store was to be re-evaluated after the opening of the two Marketplace stores in Portsmouth and Suffolk,” said Anne Jenkins, spokesperson for Kroger Mid-Atlantic. “It was determined that there was a significant overlap of our customer base and it is no longer feasible to operate three stores in such close proximity. Our High Street associates are hard working and loyal and we look forward to their continued contributions in other Hampton Roads Kroger stores.”

Kroger operates nine stores in the Hampton Roads area. In the past two years, Kroger has opened three Marketplace stores with fuel centers, with a total financial commitment of approximately $70 million. With the store openings it’s estimated that Kroger created more than 500 new jobs.

The closing will not impact the charitable contributions to the Hampton Roads community, including donations and gifts towards hunger relief, women’s health, military support and other events and causes important to the communities Kroger serves.

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Trial underway for Tacoma white supremacists accused of killing comrade

By Adam Lynn

Staff writer March 11, 2015

Shann Shanne McKittrick stabbed Derek Wagner multiple times during a fight on a Tacoma street in 2013. Of that, there is no dispute.

Why McKittrick plunged his knife into Wagner will be for a Pierce County jury to decide.

Was he upholding a skinhead code by attacking Wagner, as deputy prosecutors allege? Or was he lawfully defending himself in a fight with an armed man, as his defense attorney says?

Jurors got a taste of both positions Wednesday during opening statements in McKittrick’s trial.

Prosecutors contend McKittrick attacked Wagner, 27, to uphold a code among white supremacist gangs that says one skinhead does not sleep with another’s wife.

Deputy prosecutor Angelica Williams told jurors McKittrick was acting on the orders of Mark Stredicke, whose wife had begun an affair with Wagner. Williams and colleague Jim Schacht also contend Eric Elliser, a friend of McKittrick and Stredicke, helped McKittrick kill Wagner during the early morning hours of Nov. 17, 2013.

McKittrick, 33, is charged with first-degree and second-degree murder in Wagner’s death. Stredicke, 38, and Elliser, 34, are charged with second-degree murder and first-degree assault. The three are being tried together.

Williams and Schacht intend to introduce evidence that shows McKittrick, Stredicke, Elliser and Wagner had ties to white supremacy groups, and that Wagner violated one of the tenets of such groups when he began an affair with Stredicke’s wife.

Stredicke didn’t know Wagner but learned he was a fellow skinhead and had been sleeping with his wife, Williams said.

That ignited a burning resentment that exploded when Wagner came to Tacoma with another skinhead, Jeff “One Eye” Cooke, to hang out and party with a group that included McKittrick and Elliser, the deputy prosecutor said.

Stredicke that evening relayed his anger to McKittrick, who grew upset himself at what he believed to be a betrayal of the skinhead code, Williams said. McKittrick was all too happy to later chase down Wagner, and, with Elliser’s help, stab him three times before fleeing, the deputy prosecutor said.

“There are standards and codes among skinhead groups, and loyalty is one of them,” Williams said.

Mortally wounded, Wagner ran away and hid in the backyard of a nearby house.

“Derek Wagner was running for his life, not realizing that it was already over,” Williams said.

Wagner bled to death. The homeowner found his body and called police.

Defense attorney Les Tolzin, who is representing McKittrick, told jurors that prosecutors have it all wrong.

No one was mad at Wagner that night, Tolzin said. They weren’t please with him, but their real anger was directed at Cooke, the defense attorney told jurors.

Cooke had brought Wagner into their midst and seem determined to defend that action by picking a fight with McKittrick, with whom he was otherwise friendly, the attorney said.

“This was about the fact that Mr. Cooke had chosen sides and turned his back on his friends,” Tolzin said.

Wagner later attacked McKittrick while brandishing a fixed-blade knife that belonged to Cooke, Tolzin said, and his client pulled his own knife and used it to “successfully defend himself.”

“He did what any of us would have done,” the defense attorney said.

Attorney Michael Underwood, who is defending Elliser, then told jurors his client had served as a peacemaker earlier in the evening when Cooke and McKittrick nearly got into it.

Elliser harbored no animosity toward Wagner and had nothing to do with his death, Underwood said.

He also attacked the credibility of Cooke, who was charged as an accomplice to murder in the case but turned state’s evidence and is expected to be the prosecution’s star witness.

Cooke, Underwood said, has given multiple accounts of what happened that night and is looking to save his own skin by testifying against his former friends.

Attorney Derek Smith, who is defending Stredicke, then addressed jurors.

Smith said there is no evidence his client ordered anyone to attack Wagner. Stredicke, too, mostly was angry with Cooke, Smith said.

“And the person he’s really mad at is his wife,” the defense attorney said.

What’s more, Stredicke was miles away when Wagner was stabbed, a point conceded by prosecutors, Smith said.

Police seized on his client as a suspect because he was the jilted lover and therefore might harbor ill will toward Wagner, the defense attorney said.

“All he has is a motive,” Smith said. “There’s nothing else tying him to any of this.”

The trial is expected to last several weeks.

Adam Lynn: 253-597-8644

 adam.lynn@thenewstribune.com @TNTAdam

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Sustainability at Metro

Sustainability is commonly defined as meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.  A founding signatory to the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Sustainability Commitment, Metro is committed to adopting core processes that ensure ongoing environmental, social, and economic sustainability practices are continually improved over time.  In 2013, Metro received gold-level recognition from APTA based on a review of sustainability indicators, and is one of only twelve transit agencies in the country to achieve gold-level status (as of March 2014).  At Metro, we address sustainability in terms of both the services we provide and how we operate..





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WATCH: A 92-year-old man panics and hits 9 vehicles while driving in the parking lot of a local Piggly Wiggly — Mayville, Wisconsin, Police released the surveillance video Feb. 13; no one was seriously injured.

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TRANSIT: Senate puts light rail to Tacoma at risk

Re: “Proposal to increase gas tax has momentum” (TNT, 2-13).

Pierce County voters should be aware that the state Senate is trying to put a roadblock in front of finishing light rail between Tacoma and Sea-Tac Airport. Funding authority for Sound Transit in the Senate package has been cut by $4 billion (more than 25 percent), which is enough to put the project at risk of not making it to the Tacoma Dome.

The state Department of Transportation says peak traffic now starts before 3 p.m. in Fife and lasts an average of four hours, with backups growing to more than five miles long.

As the region and the economy continue to grow, traffic continues to get worse, with a half-hour commute becoming 60 or even 90 minutes. This is time that people could be spending with their families or using to take care of their health.

Light rail to the airport will take thousands of cars off of Interstate 5 during rush-hour congestion. Please tell your state senator to give commuters some relief by granting Sound Transit the funding authority it needs to finish building light rail between Tacoma and Sea-Tac Airport.

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