Source: US Amalgamated Transit Union
About 175 bus drivers, train operators, mechanics and administrators lined up to take COVID-19 tests at the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority’s Guadalupe rail yard on Thursday.
“Some of our folks weren’t getting tested for whatever reason,” said John Courtney, president of the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 265. “But when we bring it to work, they’re already here, they’re ready to go.”
The tests were offered as a part of a series of pop-up testing sites hosted by the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center with the aim of protecting passengers and transit workers amid a rising number of cases in the county.