Bus operators downed tools in a suspension of service today, in solidarity with mechanics who were locked in talks with management and union officials this afternoon.

No word yet on details surrounding the dispute. But a Department of Public Transportation (DPT) spokesman confirmed the resumption of service this afternoon.

This after “a dispute was worked through with the cooperation of the Bermuda Industrial Union (BIU), the DPT management and the workers”.

“The work stoppage has now ended. Bus service and other operations have resumed,” he said.

“Rush hour service is expected as per normal.”

School buses were the first to get back on the road, in what cut close for many parents, contacted by their children saying there were no buses to take them home.

The spokesman noted that delays were “to be expected, with first priority being given to primary school students”.

“There is an agreed commitment to work on the issues that have been raised,” he added.

The DPT also apologised for any inconvenience experienced by the travelling public.