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UPDATE: Bus Strike Continues; Negotiations OngoingUPDATE: Bus Strike Continues; Negotiations Ongoing<div class="ExternalClassD4A6E9217C9A416FA4EC9DEB6FAFC66E"><p>​</p><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:100%;"><p>The Phoenix Public Transit Department has been informed that ongoing negotiations between Transdev, one of its contracted bus service providers, and members of the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1433 has not yet resulted in an agreement between the two sides.</p><p>As a result, passengers will continue experiencing impacts to bus service on Transdev-operated routes, which are: </p><p>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><p>Routes 0, 7, 16, 19, 27, 35, 50, 70 and 170 all were either running in limited, or at Saturday-level service on Tuesday. As driver resources increase, the Transit Department will work with Transdev to continue to add routes and increased service levels citywide.   </p><p>Passengers should continue making alternate transportation plans until a resolution is reached, including:</p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>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>Working with employers to identify other regular bus riders to carpool with or meet at a park-and-ride.</li><li>Going to valleymetro.org to register for a carpool partner or seek a seat on a vanpool.</li><li>Asking to telecommute if your job/supervisor permits it.</li></ul><p>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.</p><p>For information about light rail and active bus routes in Phoenix, please visit valleymetro.org or phoenix.gov/publictransit, or call Valley Metro Customer Service at 602-253-5000.   </p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>For more information about the Public Transit Department, visit <a href="http://lists.phoenix.gov/t/1276595/354044/16810/3/">phoenix.gov/publictransit</a> and follow <a href="http://lists.phoenix.gov/t/1276595/354044/16712/6/">@PhoenixMetroBu</a><a href="http://lists.phoenix.gov/t/1276595/354044/16712/9/">s</a> on Twitter.</p><p style="text-align:center;">​-30-<br></p></div>1/13/2016 1:40:00 AMLars Jacoby, 602-261-8254; Brenda Yanex, 602-478-1166Valley Metro Customer Service, 602-253-5000