Transportation

School Bus Strike on Long Island Could Leave Thousands of Students Without a Ride Home

The strike was expected to take effect Tuesday afternoon, but the bus company agreed to renew talks Wednesday morning, postponing it for now

A bus drivers' strike that could have left thousands of students without a ride home Tuesday afternoon has been called off -- at least for the day. 

Debra Hagan, president of TWU Local 252, says Baumann Bus Company said it would return to the negotiation table Wednesday morning, putting the pause button on a strike that had been slated for Tuesday afternoon. 

Hagan confirmed drivers would pick up students in Freeport, Baldwin, Hicksville and Rockville Centre Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning, but after that pickup, a strike could be back on the table. 

Superintendents from all of the school districts have sent messages to parents to alert them they may need to find alternative transportation.

Freeport Schools sent out a statement saying that the district is working on various alternatives.

“We are in continuous communication with Baumann Bus Company management encouraging them to reach resolution and avoid transportation inconvenience for our students,” the statement read.

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