Phoenix Bus Drivers Vote To Strike
The Phoenix Public Transit Department has been informed by Transdev, that Phoenix bus drivers have voted to strike. Members of the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1433 rejected the company’s last and best offer after the latest round of negotiations earlier this week.
ATU leadership called for a strike following the announcement of the vote results, meaning that bus service for 34 Phoenix routes is disrupted starting at midnight tonight, which affects service beginning Friday, Jan. 8.
Public Transit Department staff is working with Transdev to provide contingency service on affected bus routes as resources become available. Transdev’s contract requires them to run a reduced level of service, although doing so requires time for the company to get personnel trained and in place.
Passengers should make alternate transportation plans:
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.
Work with your employer or school to identify other bus riders that you can carpool with or meet at a park-and-ride.
Go to sharetheride.com to find an alternate bus route, register for a carpool partner or seek a seat on a vanpool.
Ask to telecommute if your job/supervisor permits.
Customers can get additional information on impacts to service by visiting Valley Metro’s website,valleymetro.org, or by calling Valley Metro Customer Service at 602-253-5000.
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.
Other Phoenix routes NOT affected (not operated by Transdev):
All Express routes (500s).
West: 3-Van Buren Street; 13- Buckeye Road; 17-McDowell Road; 29-Thomas Road; 41-Indian School Road; 43-43rd Ave.; 51-51st Ave.; 59-59th Ave.; 67-67th Ave.; 75-75th Avenue; 83-83rd Ave.; 251-South 51st Ave.; Grand Avenue Limited; and the MARY neighborhood circulator.
East: 30-University Drive; 45-Broadway Road; 48-48th St/Rio Salado Parkway; 56-Priest Drive; 61-Southern Ave.; 72-Scottsdale Road/Rural Road; 77-Baseline Road; 108-Elliot Road/48th Street; 156-Chandler Boulevard and the ALEX neighborhood circulator.