Riders urged to plan for possible Phoenix bus driver strike on MondayBy AP
Saturday, October 2, 2010
Bus strike possible Monday in Phoenix
PHOENIX — The Phoenix public transit department is urging bus riders to make alternate plan in case a transit-worker strike is called Monday.
City contractor Veolia Transportation Services is negotiating with its labor unions, but a deadline extension for two of the three unions expires at midnight on Sunday.
If a strike is called, Veolia is obligated to provide service at 60 percent of the normal level on the 33 bus routes it operates. But it’s possible all service using Veolia drivers could be shut down for some time.
Veolia also provides some service for Glendale, Peoria, Scottsdale and Sun City. Those routes would also be affected if a strike is called.
The city is posting bus strike updates on its website, www.phoenix.gov.