Transit customers who’ve been without bus service in the Antelope Valley this weekend due to a labor dispute will see a resumption in service Sunday, officials said Saturday.
About 120 drivers with the Antelope Valley Transit Authority walked off the job Friday over disagreements between their union and Transdev, which contracts with the agency, the Antelope Valley Press reported.
Saturday afternoon, however, union officials said the drivers would return to work on Sunday while the issues concerning wages and working conditions continue to be hashed out.
“…In order to restore service to the public, the drivers have elected to return to work to give Transdev and the ATVA the opportunity to … resolve the serious issues raised by the bus drivers,” said Eric Tate, secretary-treasurer of Teamsters Local 848.
The AVTA had been advising riders headed south into greater Los Angeles County to take Metrolink before posting an update in the afternoon.
“Based on information received today by Teamsters Local 848, full service on all of our regular routes and schedules will resume tomorrow, March 19,” read a note posted at the top of the ATVA’s website. Riders were advised to check for service updates at www.avta.com or by calling (661) 945-9445.
Efforts to reach ATVA officials for comment were unsuccessful.
—City News Service
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