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Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott discusses end of bus strike

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The school bus driver strike officially came to an end on Tuesday with bus routes for non-public schools beginning. Public school buses were expected to start rolling on Wednesday.

The 7,700 or so bus routes serve the nation's largest school district.

he Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1181 ended its walkout on Friday evening after union leaders were assured by prospective New York City mayoral candidates that their concerns about job protection would be heard after this year's election. They went on strike Jan. 16.

"We may have some bumps with parents treating this like the first day of school. Some buses may be late. But the main union was on strike and their buses will now be back.  I'm asking all parents to submit their reimbursements so we can pay them within the next 30 days. All parents should return their MetroCards," said Walcott during Good Day NY.

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