Ribbon Cutting at Eastchester Depot

AUGUST 13 – TWU Local 100 Secretary-Treasurer Earl Phillips cut a ceremonial ribbon with MTA President of Buses Darryl Irick to commemorate the opening of the new Bus Wash at Eastchester Depot. On hand as well were TWU MOW VP Tony Utano, MTA Chief of Facilities George Meduina, and others. In his remarks, Brother Phillips spoke of his early days working as Bus Maintainer at the nearby Gun Hill Depot, and about the cold winters where workers had to wash down and services buses outside. With the facility upgrade, this will now be done inside, with large doors keeping the facility dry and huge fans ensuring good ventilation. MTA faciltiies chief George Meduina noted that Eastchester has the ability to contain any spills which might before have caused environmental pollution, and to remediate fuel spills on site. Rank and file fuelers and mechanics were treated to a breakfast by New York City Transit at the event.