Bay Area Rapid Transit
BART officials say they are hopeful that negotiations with the transit agency’s two biggest labor unions Thursday and Friday will resolve a heated dispute over paid family medical leave, a spokeswoman said.
A report issued Thursday by an independent expert found that BART police have made significant progress in enacting reforms since unarmed passenger Oscar Grant III was fatally shot by police at the Fruitvale station in 2009.
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.
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.
San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit officials say board members will not be taking a vote on a tentative agreement during a special meeting to discuss a problem regarding a labor deal that settled a second strike.
BART trains have resumed regular service Thursday morning following an equipment problem on the tracks in Daly City that caused trains to be delayed in the East Bay direction, according to BART officials.
BART is permanently dropping a controversial safety protocol known as “simple approval” after two workers were killed on the tracks over the weekend, a BART manager announced at the transit agency’s board meeting in Oakland Thursday.
Bay Area Rapid Transit trains were running on both tracks through the Orinda station Thursday morning after a mechanical problem that caused smoke to billow up from beneath a Pittsburg/Bay Point-bound train carrying passengers Wednesday evening, officials said.
It took months of tortured talks, two strikes and the deaths of two workers for San Francisco’s transit rail workers and their employer to finally agree on a contract that got trains running again Tuesday.
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.