NYC school bus drivers prepare for strike

NEW YORK — More than 150,000 kids will not have a ride to school on Wednesday as 8,000 New York City school bus drivers prepare to go on strike.

The city wants to cut transportation costs. And the plan will put bus contracts with private bus companies up for bid.

Union members worry drivers could lose their jobs once their contracts are up in June.

The city said that it cannot guarantee a new bus company will keep current drivers or their salaries.

Under the city's strike contingency plans, students would receive free passes for the bus and train.

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