Rail Strike

Commuters line up as they wait to board an AC Transit bus on July 1, 2013 in Oakland. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

As BART Strike Lingers, KPIX 5 Poll Finds Riders Want Cooling-Off Period Ordered

As negotiators for Bay Area Rapid Transit and its unions were back at the bargaining table Wednesday night hoping to end a strike that has snarled the region’s commutes for days, a newly released KPIX 5 poll found almost twice as many people think BART management has made a better case than have the unions.


BART strike

BART Contract Talks Resume As Strike Continues

Commuters faced a third day without Bay Area Rapid Transit service on Wednesday as newly-resumed labor negotiations had not yet yielded an agreement, although there was word that BART management had tendered a new offer to its two striking unions.


Amalgamated Transit Union workers hold signs as they strike outside of a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) station on July 1, 2013 in Berkeley.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

BART Strike Economic Impact Put At $73 Million; No New Talks Set

As commuters scrambled to make it to and from work Monday without Bay Area Rapid Transit for the first time in 16 years, economists estimated the first day of the BART strike cost the region $73 million in lost worker productivity alone.