Golden Gate Bridge District
A tentative agreement between the Golden Gate Bridge District and a coalition of labor unions has averted a strike that had been planned for Friday, bridge district officials said.
Golden Gate Bridge District announced 50 of its workers will be going on a one-day labor strike beginning Tuesday morning, but the bridge itself will remain open and that bus and ferry service won’t be impacted.
The Bay Area is bracing for the possibility for another commute-crippling transit strike, this time involving workers with the Golden Gate Bridge District.
Union officials said employees have been working without a contract since July 1, as the two sides have been negotiating since April.
It could soon cost a dollar more to cross the Golden Gate Bridge as the bridge’s district board will meet Friday to discuss how they will cover the $142 million budget shortfall that’s been projected over the next five years.
The Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District’s board of directors voted Friday morning to accept the final design and approve the purchase and installation of a moveable median barrier on the bridge.
The Golden Gate Bridge District is grappling with a ballooning deficit. Because of a series of major capital projects, it is facing a shortfall of $140 million over the next five years.
Drivers in the Bay Area will have to endure another bridge closure sometime next year, as the Golden Gate Bridge will be closed for more than two days to install a movable median barrier.
Free ferry rides are being offered at select times to Larkspur from San Francisco during the entire month of August.
A Golden Gate Transit bus has been found in Sonoma County Tuesday evening, after it was stolen from a facility in Novato.