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School Bus Strike

A school bus drives down a street in New York City (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

NYC School Bus Service Set To Resume For First Time In A Month

Bus drivers and matrons represented by the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1181 suspended their strike on Friday of last week. On Wednesday morning, nearly 150,000 affected students will have service back.

02/19/2013

A school bus drives down a street in New York City (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Bloomberg: Schoolchildren Come Out On Top With End Of Bus Strike

The Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1181 ended its walkout on Friday evening after union leaders were assured by prospective New York City mayoral candidates that their concerns about job protection would be heard after this year’s election. They went on strike Jan. 16.

02/19/2013

NYC Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott and DOE officials Eric Goldstein and Katherine Grimm update New Yorkers on end of yellow bus strike (credit: Rich Lamb/WCBS 880)

Walcott: City Saved $80 Million During Month-Long School Bus Strike

The strike ended Friday evening and classes will resume Wednesday following an abbreviated mid-winter break.

02/18/2013

A school bus drives down a street in New York City (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Parents, Students Glad To See School Bus Strike End

The school bus strike that has had thousands of parents scrambling to get their kids to school for the past month has come to an end.

02/16/2013

Idled school buses are viewed at the Atlantic Express Transportation Crop. after more than 8,000 New York City school bus drivers and aides went on strike over job protection Wednesday morning on Jan. 16, 2013. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Union: New York City School Bus Strike Ends, But We Will Fight On

Local 1181 President Michael Cordiello said in no way is the suspension of the strike a sign of his side giving up its fight.

02/15/2013

Victor Calise tests out one of the city’s wheelchair-accessible taxis – Sep 14, 2012 (credit: Accessible Dispatch)

Wheelchair Taxi Program Gets Mostly Positive Reviews At Six-Month Mark

About six months ago, the city rolled out a program to help people in wheelchairs link up with one of just a few hundred accessible taxis out there.

02/13/2013

Fireworks explode at the stroke of midnight in Times Square on January 1, 2013 in New York City. Approximately one million people are expected to ring in the new year in Times Square. (Credit: Monika Graff/Getty Images)

Audiofile: January – The Month In Sound

This was also the month that Lance Armstrong finally came clean about his years of doping to become a cycling champion. Also in sports and due, at least in part, to the cloud cast by performance-enhancing drugs, no one was elected to the Baseball Hall Of Fame.

01/31/2013

School Bus Vandalism

Strike Gets Ugly: Tires Slashed At Private School Bus Yard

With the New York City school bus strike now a week old, it’s starting to get ugly. In the dead of night, buses parked in depot had their tires slashed.

01/23/2013

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School Officials: Bus Drivers’ Strike May Be Imminent

Deputy Mayor Howard Wolfson tweeted early Sunday morning that, “The union representing NYC school bus drivers will likely strike this week. Parents who rely on a bus should begin making alternate plans.”

01/13/2013

Members of the union for school bus drivers hold a sign at a protest Jan. 6, 2013 (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Parents Worry As NYC School Bus Strike Looms

ens of thousands of children were preparing Sunday night for the threat of a New York City school bus drivers’ strike.

01/06/2013

Children ride a school bus in NYC (Photo credit: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Possible NYC School Bus Strike Looms Monday, Would Impact 150,000 Students

The city says it’s amazing that it has to spend an average of $6,900 a year per pupil to get students to school. It costs less than half that, $3,124, in Los Angeles, the second largest school district.

01/04/2013

Children ride a school bus in NYC (Photo credit: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

More Angst: Mayor Bloomberg Warns Of Potential School Bus Drivers’ Strike

The wheels on New York City school buses could stop going round and round first thing in the New Year.

12/21/2012