Over 700 men and women of ATU 107 work for the city-owned Hamilton Street Railway (HSR). The most visible of us are the 450 or so Bus Operators. They serve 30 routes in the Greater Hamilton Area and collectively carry over 30 million passengers per year. Their safety record is outstanding and always has been.
One in four members of ATU Local 107 work behind the scenes in various capacities. Our members in Maintenance are highly skilled tradespeople who not only keep the buses clean and in good repair, they also extend the service life of the entire fleet, saving Hamilton taxpayers significant costs. We also have dozens of support staff, such as clerks, reservationists, and Inspectors, all who play a role in keeping the system running smoothly.
It is not surprising that the majority of our members live in the Greater Hamilton Area, which is served by the HSR. Many, if not most, are lifelong residents. The rest chose Hamilton as a home for themselves and their families.
All of us care deeply about our community, the safety, and the reliability of the HSR. After all, our family, friends, and neighbours ride our buses, along with thousands of others we may not know personally, but we know rely on us to get them around safely.
So we take care. You can count on us. See you on the bus!