Councilwoman Thelda Williams Discusses Transportation Improvements in Latest "On the Issues"Councilwoman Thelda Williams Discusses Transportation Improvements in Latest "On the Issues"<div class="ExternalClass5CA0EFD8686E4153AB3ED8AFB5CE5E79"><p>​In her latest segment of "On the Issues," Councilwoman Thelda Williams focuses on transportation and the recent major expansion of service hours for the city’s buses, funded by Transit 2050 funds. While the expanded bus service has made it easier and more convenient for residents to get to work, school and shopping, it also has created career opportunities for drivers, mechanics and bus yard staff at the city’s contract bus operators. Phoenix Public Transit Department Director Maria Hyatt is on hand in the studio to discuss the current and planned improvements from Transit 2050, while Dave Todd, Assistant General Manager with Transdev Services, talks about their efforts to recruit new employees to fill the demand for expanded bus service.<br><br>The show is viewable online on the city’s YouTube channel at: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGyIXuYIuF0">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGyIXuYIuF0</a>. It also will air on cable for the next several weeks on Ch. 11 on Cox and Ch. 8005 on Century Link Prism. <br><br>Viewers can reach the District 1 Council Office at 602-262-7444 or by e-mailing <a href="mailto:council.district.1@phoenix.gov">council.district.1@phoenix.gov</a>. More information on Council District 1 also is available online at <a href="/_layouts/15/Catalog.aspx?Url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Ephoenix%2Egov%2FLists%2FNews%2Fphoenix%2Egov%2Fdistrict1">phoenix.gov/district1</a>. More council shows are viewable on the city’s YouTube channel accessible from the city website at <a href="http://lists.phoenix.gov/t/1313304/341381/485/9/">phoenix.gov</a>.</p></div>11/8/2016 4:00:00 PMDavid Urbinato602*495-5405