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Thu, Jun 9, 2016

East Valley Bus Operator Agreement Ok’d

On Wednesday, June 8, 2016, the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1433 overwhelmingly ratified a five-year contract with First Transit East Valley for the operators’ new Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA). The agreement was set to expire on June 30, and the new CBA prevented a work stoppage.

A tentative agreement was reached on May 26.

First Transit is the service provider contracted by Valley Metro to provide bus operations primarily on routes that travel in the East Valley (Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, Scottsdale and Tempe) and south Phoenix.

First Transit East-operated routes:  FLASH, MERCURY, VENUS, EARTH, MARS, JUPITER, BUZZ, LINK—Main St., LINK—Arizona Ave., 30, 40, 45, 48, 56, 61, 62, 65, 66, 72, 77, 81, 96, 104, 108, 112, 120, 128, 136, 156, 184, 514, 520, 521, 522, 531, 533, 535, 541 and 542.




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