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Vt. bus drivers, union reach deal, averting strike

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BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The Chittenden County Transportation Authority says it has reached a deal with the union that represents almost 70 Vermont bus drivers, averting a strike.

The authority says 19 hours of negotiations ended Sunday morning, producing a contract proposal that the union will bring to a vote. Details of the proposal were not released.

CCTA says passengers who use its buses will not endure any service disruptions.

The drivers had said they would strike Monday if no deal was reached. They carry about 9,500 people a day in the state's largest county.

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