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Wed Jun 9, 2021, 08:42 AM

NC: With bus drivers in short supply, some Triangle transit agencies must cut service

Jun. 8—RALEIGH — Some Triangle transit agencies are having trouble hiring enough bus drivers and are starting to cut back service as a result.

GoTriangle says it will temporarily suspend weekday buses between downtown Cary and Raleigh and reduce frequency on seven other routes across the region starting Monday, June 14.

Meanwhile, Chapel Hill Transit says it will modify its schedules this summer to deal with a deficit of 25 full-time and 15 part-time drivers. Brian Litchfield, the agency's director, said transit agencies across the country are struggling to attract and keep drivers.

"Like many systems we are implementing some adjustments to routes with hopes to return them as staffing levels stabilize," Litchfield wrote in an email. ..............(more)


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