OAKLAND (KCBS) – As negotiations continue between Bay Area Rapid Transit officials and labor union leaders, the question remains, will the two sides beat an August 4 deadline and avoid another strike?
The two sides remain far apart on numerous issues, including pay, pension, health benefits and safety concerns from employees. And a concern for those who use BART to commute each day – a fact made clear during a union press conference Tuesday.
So how to get around without the trains in service?
While it is impossible for one single Bay Area transit agency to carry the 400,000 or so people who ride BART each weekday, many are trying to accommodate as many as possible, in case a strike does occur.