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Metrobus drivers are concerned over safety after supervisors forced them to leave the bus garage before finishing their required safety checks Wednesday.
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Metrobus drivers are concerned over safety after supervisors forced them to leave the bus garage before finishing their required safety checks Wednesday.

Drivers at Metro's Northern Division considered not showing up to work today, according to a union official.

On Wednesday morning, that official says drivers at the Metrobus garage at 14th and Buchanan Streets NW were "ordered to leave" before they had a chance to check safety equipment.

He says supervisors at the Northern Division were instructed Wednesday morning to write violations for drivers who refused to leave the lot. The drivers were running late but had not performed required safety checks on equipment.

Many of the drivers at the division left without having a chance to do the safety checks because "they were afraid they'd be fired," he said.

That official says drivers will show up to work today, but they will hold a meeting in the future to discuss their concerns over issues with management.

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