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Bus Operators to Vote on AgreementBus Operators to Vote on Agreement<div class="ExternalClass3FABD62FA45F4FB69314F12C6B56E5AA"><p><span style="line-height:1.6;">The Phoenix Public Transit Department has been informed by Transdev, one of its contracted bus service providers, that leaders of the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1433 will present the company's best and final offer to ATU members for a vote this Wednesday and Thursday.</span></p><p>All bus operations will be normal and operate as scheduled during the ATU's voting period.</p><p>Passengers can continue to check the status of bus service at Valley Metro's website, <a href="http://lists.phoenix.gov/mailings/%25%25track%20%7bhttp:/www.valleymetro.org%7d%20-group%20%7bhtml:1%7d%25%25">www.valleymetro.org</a>, or by calling Valley Metro Customer Service at 602-253-5000.</p><p>In the event the offer is rejected by the union membership and a strike occurs, passengers may need to make alternate transportation plans as early as Friday (1/8), including :</p><ul><li><span style="line-height:1.6;">Consider purchasing All-Day passes, instead of multi-day passes. No fare refunds or reimbursements are available for a loss of service due to a strike.</span><br></li><li><span style="line-height:1.6;">Work with your employer or school to identify other bus riders that you can carpool with or meet at a park-and-ride.</span><br></li><li><span style="line-height:1.6;">Go to valleymetro.org to find an alternate bus route, register for a carpool partner or seek a seat on a vanpool.</span><br></li><li><span style="line-height:1.6;">Ask to telecommute if your job/supervisor permits.</span><br></li></ul><p>For all the latest information about the ongoing negotiation, please visit phoenix.gov/publictransit.</p><p><strong>Transdev operated routes:</strong><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.</p></div>1/6/2016 6:00:00 AMLars Jacoby 602-571-5895, Brenda Yanez 602-478-1166Valley Metro Customer Service602-253-5000