Visalia Transit resumes service as contractor, Teamsters strike deal

Bus drivers and Transdev, the contractor providing service for SEKI and Visalia Transit, struck a one-year contract after weeks of striking.

Visalia Transit bus services will resume in Visalia after more than a month-long strike, as officials announce an agreement has been reached between Transdev and their employees.

Driving the news: Workers represented by the Teamsters Union provide transportation services for SEKI Bus Operations in Sequoia National Park, Fixed-Route, Dial-A-Ride services in Visalia.


  • The new one-year agreement between Transdev and the Local 517 Teamsters is retroactive to July 1 and includes five sick days, Easter as a holiday, back pay, improved wages, zeroed-out attendance points, and a formal procedure for time off requests, which were not previously provided to workers.
  • The Local 517 Teamsters are glad that the hardworking men and women who provide essential transportation services to the City of Visalia and Sequoia National Park, now have a strong contract to show for their hard work.
  • The new deal follows a six-week strike in California against Transdev in the past few months, and the Director of the Teamsters Passenger Transportation Division hopes this is the last.
  • The Greenline, a transit information service, encourages riders to call 1-877-404-6473 for up-to-date information and trip planning as full-service resumes, with possible delays expected during the transition.
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