Although BART trains weren’t running, BART provided 58 charter buses to carry people between the El Cerrito del Norte, Walnut Creek, Dublin-Pleasanton and Fremont stations to a spot near the San Francisco Transbay Terminal from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. and from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., BART spokesman Jim Allison said.
However, BART officials noted that the buses can only serve 2,000 to 4,000 passengers in each direction, depending on traffic.
“My advice to people would be to be flexible, be patient with other people in the Bay Area this morning,” Allison said. “This is really unfortunate that so many people have been inconvenienced.”
The hours for the HOV lanes from the Carquinez Bridge to the Bay Bridge have been temporarily extended, Caltrans spokesman Bob Haus said.
The lanes normally function as carpool lanes from 5 to 10 a.m. and from 3 to 7 p.m. Haus said that because of the BART strike, the lanes will be HOV lanes all day Monday, from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m.