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Potential Strike Could Affect Bus Service in Phoenix Potential Strike Could Affect Bus Service in Phoenix<div class="ExternalClass13103D477DB74C1AAD7991334C5A3E85"><p><span style="line-height:1.6;">The Phoenix Public Transit Department has been informed that today's negotiations between Transdev, one of its contracted bus service providers, and members of the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1433 did not result in an agreement between the two sides.</span></p><p>As a result, passengers should begin making alternate transportation plans until a resolution is reached, including:</p><ul><li>Consider purchasing All-Day passes, instead of multi-day passes. No fare refunds or reimbursements are available because of loss of service due to a strike. </li><li>Work with your employer to identify other regular bus riders that you can carpool with or meet at a park-and-ride.</li><li>Go to valleymetro.org to register for a carpool partner or seek a seat on a vanpool.</li><li>Ask to telecommute if your job/supervisor permits it.<br><br><span lang="EN-US" style="text-decoration:underline;">Transdev-operated routes: </span><br><br>0-Central Ave.; 1-Washington/Jefferson; 7-7th Street; 8-7th Ave.; 10-Roosevelt/32nd Street; 12-12th Street; 15-15th Ave.; 16-16th Street; 19-19th Ave.; 27-27th Ave.; 28-Lower Buckeye; 35-35th Ave.; 39-40th Street North Phoenix; 44-44th St/Tatum; 50-Camelback; 52-Roeser; 60-Bethany Home; 70-Glendale/24th Street; 80-Northern/Shea; 90-Dunlap/Cave Creek; 106-Peoria; 122-Cactus; 138-Thunderbird; 154-Greenway; 170-Bell; 186-Union Hills/Mayo, the SMART (Sunnyslope) and DASH (downtown) circulators and all RAPID commuter routes: Central South Mountain East; Central South Mountain West; I-10 East, I-10 West, I-17 and SR-51.<br><br>Collective bargaining agreements for the Transdev contract that operates 34 of Phoenix's bus routes expired June 30, 2015 and then extended to Sept. 30. These routes are some of the most heavily used in the city. Transdev and the ATU, which represents bus operators, have been in ongoing negotiations since April 2015.<br><br>More information will be provided online as it becomes available at valleymetro.org or phoenix.gov/publictransit or through customer service at 602-253-5000. </li></ul></div>1/5/2016 12:25:00 AMLars JacobyLars Jacoby 602-571-5895, Brenda Yanez 602-478-1166602-571-5895