It’s expected that members of Bay Area Rapid Transit’s two biggest unions will ratify the tentative agreements reached with management this past Monday that ended the crippling four-day strike.
Authorities are searching for several people suspected of vandalizing vacant BART stations while workers went on strike. The Glen Park station in San Francisco suffered the worst damage by taggers during the walkout.
Orinda City Councilman Steve Glazer, a longtime adviser to Gov. Jerry Brown, was flanked by half a dozen other elected leaders from Contra Costa cities at the Walnut Creek BART station at an afternoon conference to continue his campaign for a transit strike ban.
The two BART workers who were struck and killed by a train while inspecting the tracks during the second day of a BART strike over the weekend were working under a practice in which they were considered responsible for their own safety, a National Transportation Safety Board official said Tuesday.
The BART strike forced Muni into service along routes that would otherwise carry BART passengers. While the final cost has yet to be calculated, MTA Director Ed Reiskin said it’s taken a huge financial toll.
Bay Area Rapid Transit trains were running Tuesday with limited service as a tentative agreement was reached between the transit agency’s management and unions. But what was the deal and how did it all go down?
BART service was slowly getting back to normal but many commuters still opted to drive to work Tuesday morning, and a series of crashes has slowed traffic to a crawl on many Bay Area roadways.
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.
The operator of a BART train that struck and killed two workers near the Walnut Creek station on Saturday was in training, a National Transportation Safety Board investigator confirmed Monday afternoon.
Representatives of the San Francisco Bay Area’s transit rail system and its striking unions returned to the bargaining table Monday, raising hopes among the region’s frustrated commuters.