Nine passengers aboard a Bay Area Rapid Transit train were hospitalized after a smoky brake problem between the Orinda and Rockridge stations disabled the train, stranding passengers.
Bay 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.
After Bay Area Rapid Transit’s Board of Directors overwhelmingly voted in November to remove a family-leave provision that they said was never supposed to be included in the contract, the agency’s two biggest unions said they may take the issue to a judge to challenge that decision.
BART reported major delays heading between Oakland and San Francisco Tuesday evening because of metal debris on the tracks.
A man with psychiatric problems was safely removed from walking along BART tracks between the Bay Fair and San Leandro stations Monday evening, a BART police lieutenant said.
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.
Bay Area Rapid Transit officials are blaming a network server upgrade for a computer problem that shut down train service.
The tentative agreement that ended the Bay Area Rapid Transit strike last month was rejected by the agency’s board of directors during Thursday’s vote.
Attorneys 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.
Bay Area Rapid Transit officials and its two largest unions were meeting on Monday to go over the agency’s estimates of how much a disputed contract provision would cost.