The president of the Local Union 1001, Julio Rivera, posted the results of the union vote on Saturday on his Facebook page as well as a congratulatory note. The collective agreement was a hit among union members: it was adopted by 88 per cent. As CEO of RDT, Washington and his team lead one of North America`s most dynamic transit agencies that implements the FasTracks program, one of the country`s largest transit expansion programs. In a relatively short period of time and with the recent pick for the S-Bahn line from Denver International Airport in downtown Denver, Washington has advanced the implementation of the first of its kind with $2.2 billion for public and private transit (P3). The Eagle P3 project is 50% complete (mid-2013) and is on track to exceed or reach the expected completion date in 2016. Washington worked to reach agreement on two major rail agreements that paved the way for the construction of two S-Bahn lines. Washington is responsible for a total agency budget of $2.7 billion in 2013 and currently manages $4.7 billion in active transit expansion projects. In the fall of 2011, RDT also completed the largest single comprehensive financing agreement (AFF) ($1.03 billion) in its history. Washington has also launched the COMMUNITY Workforce Initiative Now (WIN) program, which identifies, evaluates, trains and brings to work thousands of people living in urban communities affected by major infrastructure projects. The new CBA, which began on March 1 and runs until February 28, 2021, is the legal contract on wages, hours and terms of employment for the 1,975 TDR employees, represented by Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1001. Workers represented by trade unions account for about 69% of the Agency`s employees, including bus and train operators and mechanics. “Almost everything our members have told us is important to them, now included in this contract,” said Bill Jones, ATU 1001 staff lawyer. According to the report of the Board of Directors presented by LA RDT, each category of professionals will benefit from an increase of 8% from March, followed by an increase of 3% in March 2019 and March 2020.