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Orange County residents who depend on public bus service could be affected by route disruptions as the Orange County Transportation Authority and a union representing its bus drivers work to hammer out details on a new contract.

OCTA officials said Monday it was notified of a possible strike by bus drivers who are part of Teamsters Local 952, the union which represents hundreds of OCTA drivers.

The two sides will look to come to terms on a new deal and avoid disruptions in service during a planned meeting Wednesday. If they are unable to agree on a new contract, the union has warned it could call for a strike next week.

The existing contract between the transportation authority and the drivers union expired in April 2021, OCTA said in a news release.