VANCOUVER, B.C. — Buses are expected to be back on Vancouver’s streets as soon as the end of the week as the B.C. Liberals prepare to legislate drivers back to work.
The four month long transit strike has surprisingly alleviated traffic congestion, according to the B.C. Trucking Association.
Last week, Premier Gordon Campbell hinted that back to work legislation may become a reality.
“If in fact they are not able to come forward with a solution that will work, then we may well have to look at the necessity of imposing legislation,” the premier said.
But talks haven’t resumed, and it appears the government will come true on its threat and legislate workers back behind the wheels. It is possible a cooling down period may be introduced, before the buses resume their former roles.