Bronx commuters stranded as Bee-Line bus drivers go on strike
The 9,200 Bronx commuters who rely on Bee-Line buses to get to Westchester were stranded at the bus stop Thursday as drivers went on strike.
The 582 bus drivers and mechanics, and Liberty Lines officials could not come to an agreement Wednesday night. Both parties were negotiating parameters for a new deal until the last minute. Although union officials say they gave back some of their health care demands, the other major sticking point of pensions could not be worked out in time to avoid a strike.
For more on the bus strike and commuter alternatives, riders can call the Bee-Line information center at (914) 813-7777.