Many Warriors fans are taking BART to get to the streets of Oakland for Friday’s victory parade and celebration, but it’s not clear the system will break the previous ridership record.
BART is ringing in the New Year with a fare increase. The transportation agency said riders can expect a 19-cent on average increase per trip with the money going towards improvements.
In a statement released Friday night, BART officials said it “has received no indication that (workers at Service Employees International Union Local 1021 and Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1555) will return to work” on Saturday.
he Friday evening commute was a little longer than usual for many Bay Area commuters, with would-be BART riders scrambling for alternate forms of transportation to get to and from work due to the BART strike.
Progress was made in BART labor contract negotiations on Thursday after unions presented a counter offer to the transit system’s management and an agreement was made over pensions.
BART ridership rose noticeably because of the Bay Bridge closure Wednesday night to allow crews to transition traffic onto the bridge’s new eastern span, a BART spokesman said Thursday morning.
One of the Bay Area’s largest transit agencies is becoming even busier. BART ridership was up nearly 7% in the latest fiscal quarter, compared to the same time period last year. That marks 20 consecutive months of growth in BART’s ridership.
Trains will be running later and not be making all stops in San Francisco.
BART’s Board of Directors held a rare meeting session that went into the weekend in Walnut Creek to discuss the major funding challenges facing the agency.
Bay Area Rapid Transit’s media-management policies are in the spotlight again following a report in the Bay Citizen that the agency tried to recruit loyal riders and give them a script to read at a press conference ahead of a planned protest on August 11th.