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Thu March 6, 2014

VT Bus Agency Preparing Riders For Driver Strike

Chittenden County Transportation Agency bus
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The unionized bus drivers who drive routes in parts of northern Vermont could go on strike on Monday.

If the drivers for the Chittenden County Transportation Agency strike, there will be no public transportation in the Burlington area.

The union and the CCTA have been at odds over working hours, the hiring of part-time drivers and working conditions.

The company says a strike would affect local and commuter routes in Chittenden County and Link Express routes. The exceptions would be the Montpelier LINK Express trips and 116 commuter trips operated by non-union drivers.

More negotiations are planned for Saturday.

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