For immediate release: October 29, 2019

Statement from Metro GM/CEO Wiedefeld on strike impacting Virginia bus service

Metro General Manager and Chief Executive Officer Paul J. Wiedefeld today issued the following statement:

We are now approaching a week that customers have been greatly inconvenienced by the Transdev employee strike at Cinder Bed Bus Garage. This disruption in service to our passengers is unacceptable. I urge both Transdev and ATU officials to return to the negotiating table immediately. Both parties need to work diligently towards a collective bargaining agreement that restores service to our customers as soon as possible. Transdev and ATU provide service under other agreements in the region, which gives me confidence that an agreement is within reach.