Valley Metro bus drivers expected to go on strike Wednesday

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by Alicia E. Barrón

azfamily.com

Posted on August 23, 2011 at 9:33 PM

Updated Tuesday, Aug 23 at 9:54 PM

PHOENIX – Bus drivers with Valley metro are expected to go on strike possibly starting Wednesday.

Valley Metro drivers rejected a contract offer Tuesday night from Veolia Transportations Services by a vote of 96 percent no’s to 4 percent yes’s.

The strike could affect services on 31 routes starting Wednesday.

Smart and Dash buses, as well as one Express and three Rapid buses would also make fewer trips.

More details on the potential strike will be provided as they become available.

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