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UNION VOTES TO ACCEPT DEAL AND RETURN TO WORK SATURDAY UNION VOTES TO ACCEPT DEAL AND RETURN TO WORK SATURDAY <div class="ExternalClass7691139ADFDD4AD195348E0E4A35AD2D"><p> </p><table width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:100%;"><p>Leaders of the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1433 announced today that union members have approved a new collective bargaining agreement and will return to work Saturday, Jan. 16.</p><p>Limited service continues today on 13 local of the 34 Transdev-operated routes. Now that the union has accepted the deal, service will return to normal Saturday, Jan. 16 on all local routes and RAPID service will resume Tuesday, Jan. 19 after the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend.<br></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 Saturday-limited service on some of the city's highest ridership routes.</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 bus routes and schedules, visit valleymetro.org or call 602-253-5000 and for information about the Public Transit Department, visit phoenix.gov/publictransit and follow@PhoenixMetroBus​ on Twitter.</p></td></tr></tbody></table></div>1/15/2016 9:00:00 PMLars Jacoby 602-571-5895, Brenda Yanez 602-478-1166Valley Metro Customer Service602-253-5000