- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 1, 2014

EAST MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Gov. Peter Shumlin says Vermonters are getting frustrated with the Chittenden County bus strike that is making it hard for almost 10,000 people a day to get around.

Speaking Tuesday in East Montpelier, Shumlin says he’s encouraged there is going to be a session with a federal mediator on Wednesday to try to settle the strike by about 70 Chittenden County Transportation Authority drivers that began on March 17.

Shumlin says his message is clear: “It’s time for adults from both sides to sit down and resolve their differences so that we can get the buses running again in Chittenden County.”

The burden of the strike has fallen on students, immigrants and low-income Vermonters.

On Monday, CCTA officials said it had authorized staff to secure temporary bus drivers.

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