With both sides remaining far apart in the BART labor dispute, the transit agency is looking at managers to operate some trains if a strike occurs.
Transportation officials say work to open the new Bay Bridge eastern span was progressing just as it should, as crews have been working nonstop since the last cars passed through the toll plaza Wednesday.
An official from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission urged commuters to plan ahead to avoid headaches in the ongoing BART strike.
Bay Area Rapid Transit’s unionized employees will meet on Tuesday to vote for a strike authorization that could lead to a walkout within a week. The result, transit officials said, would become a regional transportation emergency that will have commuters looking for alternatives of which there are few.
As Caltrans officials scramble to figure out just what went wrong with the anchor rods on the Bay Bridge’s new eastern span and how to repair them, they are paying close attention to an unsolicited report from a retired engineer.