Boston buses running normally for now

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October 10, 2013, 6:12 am
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(NECN: Justin Michaels, Boston) – We're following the latest developments in the Boston bus strike. Drivers showed up Thursday morning and hit the roads, but the afternoon ride remains up in the air, and that's not sitting well with parents.

The school district, the union and Veolia Transportation will be working on that all day.

There was a slight disruption Thursday morning. It was handled pretty quickly and drivers did get off to a good start.

There was a problem Wednesday evening because leaders from the United Steelworkers Local 8751, the Boston bus drivers union, said everything changed after their negotiations because they learned two of their members were being disciplined, suspended with pay.

But it all worked out Thursday morning, minus that small hiccup.

The director of transportation for the Boston Public Schools district, Carl Allen, said there are a still lot of emotions but cooler heads prevailed Thursday.

Some parents aren't happy.

And the Boston Public Schools system is encouraging parents to have an alternate way to get their kids to school, just in case their bus doesn’t show up.

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