NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Many school bus drivers and matrons in New York City who serve more than 150,000 children were back on the road after a monthlong strike.
Regular bus schedules resumed on all 7,700 routes Wednesday morning. Around 5,000 of those routes were affected by the strike.READ MORE: Retired FDNY Firefighter Suffering From 9/11-Related Illness In Need Of Lifesaving Bone Marrow Transplant
“It was nice, good feeling, very good feeling,” said driver Frank Vazquez. “Kids were happy to see us.”
School Chancellor Dennis Walcott called it “a good day for our students,” adding “They will be able to get back to school riding on yellow buses.”
But it wasn’t a good day for everyone.
More than 100 matrons in Brooklyn reported for duty Wednesday to find out they had lost their jobs.