Bay Area Rapid Transit spokeswoman Alicia Trost said limited service would begin Tuesday at 4 a.m. on all lines. BART officials hoped trains would be running at full strength in time for the afternoon commute.
With less than a week remaining before a 60-day cooling off period ends BART and its unions went back to the bargaining table Friday morning in hopes of avoiding another transit strike on October 11th.
With a possible second strike looming, unions representing BART workers said they have put forward a new labor contract proposal to management Tuesday.
While BART management and unions continue to negotiate, KPIX 5 has found the facility where managers are learning to operate trains in the event of a possible strike.
BART management and the unions have agreed to more talks, but it still remains to be scene whether they are getting any closer to an agreement.
With both sides remaining far apart in the BART labor dispute, the transit agency is looking at managers to operate some trains if a strike occurs.
BART and its largest union resumed negotiations in an ongoing labor dispute Monday, halfway through a 60-day cooling off period. But both sides remained far apart as the deadline approaches.
BART labor contract talks resumed on Monday after negotiators took a break over the weekend and so far neither side sounds terribly optimistic.
BART management has requested assistance from a state mediator because of stalled contract negotiations with its labor unions, the transit agency announced Tuesday.
Union leaders for the mechanics, station agents and train operators who make up the local Amalgamated Transit Union, are going into the talks seemingly frustrated with the transit agency.