Phil Matier: Will Canopy Keep BART Escalators Free Of Urine And Feces?Phil Matier says the BART Board of Directors has approved spending $2 million on a prototype of an enclosed canopy that would cover escalators at stations in San Francisco and Oakland.
Phil Matier: Tense BART Talks Set To Resume Over Family LeaveNegotiators with Bay Area Rapid Transit and its two largest unions are set to restart negotiations on Thursday, with many hard feelings remaining on both sides of the table.
BART Unions File Lawsuit Over Contract DisputeBay Area Rapid Transit's two biggest unions announced Tuesday morning that they were filing a lawsuit contesting the agency board's vote that approving the tentative labor agreement without a controversial family-leave provision.
Matier & Brown: Computer Glitches Following Contract Dispute A Coincidence?There were nasty words from the unions after Thursday’s board vote and suffice to say there were big problems with BART’s system-wide failure Friday morning.
Phil Matier: BART Unions, Management Meet Over Latest Contract DisputeAttorneys for BART and its unions were meeting on Monday, trying to put a dollar amount on a family medical leave clause that the agency claims was inadvertently included in the final contract.
BART Officials Say Glitch Found In Contract, Approval May Be In DoubtBART management has taken issue with a provision in the tentative agreement that ended a strike by two unions last month potentially throwing the contract's ratification by the BART board in jeopardy, BART officials said.
Hard Feelings Lingering Between BART, UnionsBay Area Rapid Transit are preparing to vote soon on the tentative contract agreement amid a relationship with BART management that has been fractured by tough negotiations and the deaths of two workers during the second strike.
BART Board Allows Bicycles On Trains During Rush HourThe BART board of directors voted unanimously in favor of making a pilot program that allows bicycles on BART during peak commute hours a permanent fixture at Thursday's meeting in Oakland.
BART Explores Livermore Extension ProjectBART plans to prepare a draft environmental impact report on a possible extension to Livermore. The proposed 4.8 mile extension would stretch from Dublin to Pleasanton within the I-580 median to the Isabel Ave. interchange in Livermore.
BART Outlines New Approach To Ban Unruly Riders From TrainsAssaults on station agents - along with public urination, drug use, drug dealing - have prompted the Bay Area Rapid Transit Board of Directors to introduce a "Prohibition Order" that targets unruly riders to them off trains.
BART Eliminates Fare Premium For SFO WorkersStarting in July SFO employees who BART to work will save three dollars a day, thanks to the BART Board of Directors who voted to eliminate a $1.50 per-ride premium for airport employees.
BART Board Declares Zero-Tolerance For Attacks On Station AgentsReported assaults include biting, kicking and punching of station agents. Train operators said they've also been subjected to spitting.