PRTC Bus Operators Agree to New Contract

June 26, 2015
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The Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission (PRTC) announced the ratification of a new labor agreement between its contract operator, First Transit, and the union that represents bus operators at PRTC.

First Transit and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, AFSCME, reached an agreement last week, and union members ratified a new four-year contract over the weekend. First Transit has provided bus operators and maintenance staff at PRTC since 2003.

The bus operators’ contract was to expire on March 3, but First Transit and AFSCME extended the contract twice in order to continue negotiations.

"We're delighted the two parties reached consensus and look forward to four more years of working with bus operators who take pride in providing high quality service," said PRTC Interim Executive Director Eric Marx.