Worcester's mayor said he's hoping school bus drivers in his city vote on Wednesday to accept a five-year contract.
The bus drivers nearly went on strike this week, which could have delayed the first day of school in Worcester. But Mayor Joseph Petty said he asked union leadership to keep talking.
They did and now have a deal, although union members still must approve it.
"My understand [is] it's a good contract," Petty said. "So hopefully they will ratify it, and we won't have to worry about the buses...not running."