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    Default Staten Island Based ''Atlantic Express'' Going Out Of Business

    An Atlantic Express spokeswoman declined to comment on the situation.

    But officials at Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1181, which represents Atlantic drivers and matrons, blamed the coming break in service on the public bidding that tipped off last winter’s bruising, weeks-long strike.

    “Once again we are seeing the turmoil caused by the strike that Mayor Bloomberg and (city Schools Chancellor (Dennis) Walcott set in motion earlier this year,” said Local 1181 President Michael Cordiello.

    Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio, while on the campaign trail, signed a letter promising to review the process by which companies such as Atlantic were awarded bus contracts. He is set to take office Jan. 1 — just one day before the looming school bus crisis is set to kick off.

    Read more: NYC education officials seeking alternative transportation for 40,000 public-school students because Staten Island-based bus company is ceasing operations - NY Daily News
    Last edited by ABFwife; 12-19-2013 at 08:44 AM. Reason: Added quote box for you.

 

 

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