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DEAL REACHED TO END BUS STRIKEDEAL REACHED TO END BUS STRIKE<div class="ExternalClass67F02CF6C3564D1C8A9C7587B279D9BE"><p>The Phoenix Public Transit Department has learned that a tentative agreement has been reached between Transdev and leaders of the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1433, and bus drivers will return to work Saturday, Jan. 16 if union members approve the deal during a Friday vote.</p><p>"I'm pleased that ATU and Transdev negotiators showed leadership and stayed at the table to find ​a way to common ground.  This strike disrupted the lives of tens of thousands of Phoenix residents so it's critical that service returns to 100 percent as quickly as possible," said Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton.</p><p>Members of the ATU have been on strike since last Friday, Jan. 8, affecting 34 Transdev-operated routes, about 60 percent of Phoenix's bus service. Since the strike began, the city has worked with Transdev to provide limited service on some of the city's highest ridership routes, which will continue Friday, Jan. 15.</p><p>Once drivers return to work Saturday, all routes will resume their normal schedules moving forward. For schedule information, please visit valleymetro.org, or call Valley Metro Customer Service at 602-253-5000 and for more information about the Phoenix Public Transit Department visit phoenix.gov/publictransit.</p><p>Transdev-operated routes:</p><p>0-Central Avenue; 1-Washington/Jefferson streets; 7-Seventh Street; 8-Seventh Avenue; 10-Roosevelt/32nd streets; 12-12th Street; 15-15th Avenue; 16-16th Street; 19-19th Avenue; 27-27th Avenue; 28-Lower Buckeye Road; 35-35th Avenue; 39-40th Street (north Phoenix); 44-44th Street/Tatum Boulevard; 50-Camelback Road; 52-Roeser Road; 60-Bethany Home Road; 70-Glendale Avenue/24th Street; 80-Northern Avenue/Shea Road; 90-Dunlap Avenue/Cave Creek Road; 106-Peoria Avenue; 122-Cactus Road; 138-Thunderbird Road; 154-Greenway Road; 170-Bell Avenue; 186-Union Hills Drive/Mayo Boulevard; SMART (Sunnyslope) circulator; DASH (downtown) circulator; and all RAPID commuter routes, including: Central South Mountain East; Central South Mountain West; I-10 East, I-10 West, I-17 and SR-51. </p><p>For more information about the Public Transit Department, visit phoenix.gov/publi​ctransit and follow@Phoenix​MetroBus on Twitter.</p></div>1/15/2016 7:10:00 AMLars Jacoby, 602-571-5895; Brenda Yanez, 602-478-1166Valley Metro Customer Service, 602-253-5000