Business as usual for BX commuters as transit talk deadline passes

Though the Transport Workers Union (TWU) announced Friday two of its private bus lines will go on strike, it was business as usual for many commuters in the Bronx.

Many were pleased to see the subways and buses running Friday morning as the deadline for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and the TWU to agree on a contract came and went without a deal. They say if the workers do eventually strike it would be a huge inconvenience.

The TWU president did say that two private bus lines will go on strike either Friday or Saturday. Those bus lines include Jamaica Bus and Triboro Bus in Queens.

Meanwhile, the TWU rejected the latest proposal from the MTA early Friday, which would have been a three-year contract with a 3 percent pay raise each year. The TWU is looking for an 8 percent pay raise.

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