Bright & Early: Middle Ground Edition

Good morning, Nashville. The Metro Transit Association has narrowly avoided a potentially disastrous bus strike after reaching an agreement with Nashville bus drivers.  In recent weeks, drivers have been threatening to strike over a change in contract that would allow MTA to fire them after eight unplanned absences. They initially implemented this rule because they actually had to hire 27 new drivers just to cover the shifts of those who called in last-minute absences, but they’ll soon be overturning it to avoid the strike.

Photo by Paul Nicholson.