09/11/2012 03:18 EDT | Updated 11/11/2012 05:12 EST

Talks to resume in dispute that's kept Moncton, N.B., buses off road since June

MONCTON, N.B. - Negotiations are resuming in a lockout that has kept buses off the road for more than two months in Moncton, N.B.

The city says Local 1290 of the Amalgamated Transit Union has agreed to return to the bargaining table.

About 90 bus drivers, mechanics and other workers at Codiac Transpo have been without a collective agreement for two years.

In a statement, the city says it is willing to consider a longer-term agreement with the union, but there are limits on how much it can pay in annual increases.

Employees of Codiac Transpo have been locked out since June 27.