The Chittenden County Transportation Authority bus drivers have scheduled a strike for Monday morning.
Bus drivers and CCTA officials have been trying to settle their struggle over a fair contract since May of last year. Mayor Miro Weinberger has asked that the two sides reach an agreement to avoid service interruptions to thousands of residents. But as plans to strike move forward, bus riders will be forced to find other means of transportation.
"That is my only way of getting around. I'm a freshman, so unless I want to call a cab which is not really ideal, or walk which isn't ideal either, this is kind of frustrating, " said UVM Student Sarah Mantz Sunday.
A UVM graduate student, Sasha Boyea said, "I do commute every single day, twice a day, so it's definitely going to hit me hard. I'm not too happy about it."
Burlington High School students will be showing their support for bus drivers tomorrow during a "Solidarity Walk" to school. The Vermont Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals is also standing in support of the drivers.