Sunday, March 11, 2012


Date: Sunday, March 11, 2012

Strike Status: A strike has been called by the Amalgamated Transit Union local 1433 against their employer Veolia Transportation Services for their contracts with the cities of Phoenix and Tempe. The affected Valley Metro bus routes may have reduced service or no service depending on the number of drivers and backup-drivers available to Veolia.

Schedule / Buses Running: Sunday schedules are in effect as of now; buses may not run a full schedule today. The percentage of Veolia Transportation Services buses for Phoenixrunning is at 24% of scheduled services. On the regular schedule, buses would start at different times in the day and operators are scheduled on shifts. The impact to bus service will change throughout the day.

Background: Veolia / Phoenix Bus operators represented by the union drive 31 of the 101 Valley Metro bus routes in the regional system. Adding in Veolia / Tempe bus operators brings the number of routes up 19 to a total of 50 of the 101 Valley Metro bus routes.

Contingency Schedule: No weekday contingency schedule in effect.

Passenger Information: Bus schedules on line at or by calling Valley Metro customer service at (602) 253-5000 during business hours.

A summary of service operated as of this advisory is listed below:

Veolia Transportation Services (VTS)

Route Description Service Level

0 Central Avenue Reduced

8 7th Avenue Reduced

First Transit

Route Description Service Level

29 Thomas Road Normal

41 Indian School Road Normal

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Source: Phoenix Public Transit