Obamacare complicates hiring of bus drivers

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Obamacare complicates hiring of bus drivers

Full-timers get insurance; part-timers see shorter week
Durango Transit bus driver Dwight Stoval greets passengers on his bus at the Durango Transit Center. Many bus drivers are seeing work-hour reductions. The city is limiting part-time employees to 27 hours a week to minimize exposure to the new health-reform requirements.
Durango Transit bus driver Dean Ellison pauses outside of his bus at the Durango Transit Center. The city is limiting part-time workers to 27 hours a week to reduce the impact of health-care reform on the budget. One estimate pegs the cost to the city of providing health coverage to all its part-time employees at $900,000 a year.
Reflected in his bus window, Durango Transit Driver Dean Ellison greets a visitor at the Durango Transit Center while picking up passengers for his next route.
Dwight Stoval, a Durango Transit Driver, pulls his bus into the Durango Transit Center as he makes his rounds.

Obamacare complicates hiring of bus drivers

Durango Transit bus driver Dwight Stoval greets passengers on his bus at the Durango Transit Center. Many bus drivers are seeing work-hour reductions. The city is limiting part-time employees to 27 hours a week to minimize exposure to the new health-reform requirements.
Durango Transit bus driver Dean Ellison pauses outside of his bus at the Durango Transit Center. The city is limiting part-time workers to 27 hours a week to reduce the impact of health-care reform on the budget. One estimate pegs the cost to the city of providing health coverage to all its part-time employees at $900,000 a year.
Reflected in his bus window, Durango Transit Driver Dean Ellison greets a visitor at the Durango Transit Center while picking up passengers for his next route.
Dwight Stoval, a Durango Transit Driver, pulls his bus into the Durango Transit Center as he makes his rounds.
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