Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Lake Transit drivers’ strike suspended

According to an email from Mark Wall, general manager for Lake Transit Authority, the proposed Dec. 3 to 5 Teamsters strike of Paratransit Services, the operations contractor for Lake Transit, has been suspended and the parties have agreed to an additional meeting with a federal mediator to help resolve differences.

Wall wrote, “My understanding is that, if there is a strike, it likely would not occur until January. This, of course, is great news for all involved, but particularly for Lake Transit passengers and those workers who contribute everyday to their safe and affordable transportation.”

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Lake Transit drivers to strike

Attention bus commuters: Lake Transit drivers plan to strike from Dec. 3 to 5. The drivers are represented by Teamsters Local No. 665.

Lake Transit Authority general manager Mark Wall stated today that at a minimum, the contractor, Paratransit Services, will maintain local routes and Dial-a-Ride in the Clearlake/Lower Lake area.

According to Wall, the next priority will be Lakeport Dial-a-Ride and then other routes based on operating staff needs and ridership demand.

For up-to-date information about any changes or reductions to fixed routes and Dial-a-Ride, call 707-263-3334 or 707-994-3334 or visit