Sarah McKenzie

Bus strike settled, but LRT's start awaits May announcement

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The yellow trains zipping along 5th Street were supposed to be a familiar scene by now.

Instead, light-rail transit vehicles -- originally scheduled to debut April 3 -- remain parked in a Metro Transit shed southeast of Downtown, left idle by a labor dispute between Metro Transit drivers and officials. Despite a tentative settlement in the dispute April 13, Joe Marie, Metro Transit assistant general manager of rail operations, said officials would likely wait until May to set a new LRT opening date.

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