Close
Bonneville Phoenix Network
 KTAR News
 Arizona Sports
92.3 FM KTAR
Menu
Social
Latest News
Updated Aug 23, 2013 - 12:42 pm

Another bus strike looms over Valley

PHOENIX -- Bus riders in the East Valley could soon be left without a ride Thursday if talks between Valley Metro and a bus drivers' union fail.

The labor discussions have been on-going since the beginning of the year, but were placed on a temporary hold earlier in July to avoid a strike.

"That's winding down now," said Susan Tierny with Valley Metro. "They will be taking a vote and they will be determining whether or not to strike. That strike could take effect as early as Aug. 1."

Tierny said residents in Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, Tempe and some parts of Phoenix and Scottsdale should prepare in the event bus service grinds to a halt.

"Try to get rides from family members, friends, ask your boss if you can telecommute," she said. "Start looking now at the different options you may have."

In total, the strike would affect 40 bus routes, effectively leaving 57,000 passengers without a ride.

For more information, go to valleymetro.org.

World Class Arizona

  • Dignity Health World Class People. World Class Company. Excellent care, delivered with compassion, for all in need.

Voice For A Better Arizona

  • Family in Focus KTAR spends the week taking a look at the issues a modern Arizona family faces.

About the Author


Comments

comments powered by Disqus
Latest News