Golden Gate Transit District may lay off dozens of bus drivers

September 8, 2012 2:27:54 PM PDT
More than two dozen bus drivers in the North Bay are facing the prospect of losing their jobs.

The Marin Independent Journal reports that the Golden Gate Transit District could lay off as many as 30 bus drivers. The cuts could happen if the transit district loses a contract to provide bus service to Marin County. Currently, the county pays Golden Gate to operate their bus routes. Under a renegotiated contract the layoffs would save the county millions.

The transit district would keep the contract, but provide 25 percent less service. That proposal will be discussed during a September 17th meeting.