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Striking Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) workers picket in front of the Lake Merritt station on October 21, 2013 in Oakland, California. BART workers continue to strike after contract negotiations between BART management and the transit agency's two largest unions fell apart last week. Management and unions agreed on the financial specifics of the contract but differed on workplace safety rules. An estimated 400,000 commuters ride BART each day. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

BART To Hire 3rd-Party Consultant To Review Labor Negotiation Breakdowns

Bay Area Rapid Transit says it will hire a third-party consultant to help figure out what went wrong in last year’s labor battle that included two strikes.

04/11/2014

A view outside of  construction at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, CA. (CBS)

Transit Planning Remains A Top Priority As Levi’s Stadium In Santa Clara Prepares To Open

Santa Clara County transit officials said they expect as many as 25-percent of fans that go to Levi’s Stadium for 49ers games and other events to take public transit.

04/09/2014

A Caltrain passing by College Park. (Chris Enright/Wikimedia Commons)

Power Outage Prompts Long Caltrain Delays; Tough Day On Other Rail Services

Caltrain was one of several Bay Area rail transit systems plagued by system delays Wednesday morning.

03/19/2014

The scene of a fatal stabbing in downtown San Jose on March 19, 2014. (Matt Bigler/CBS)

Man Found Stabbed To Death In San Jose Street; VTA Service Disrupted

Investigators have determined a male found dead in San Jose’s downtown area Wednesday morning suffered from at least one stab wound, a police sergeant said.

03/19/2014

BART Unveils New Car Design, Coming In 2015 (Credit: BART)

BART Unveils New Cars, Seats, Handholds To Upgrade 40-Year Old Fleet

New BART cars sporting cleaner seats, silicone foam, “branched” handrails, quieter doors, and better AC are coming soon.

01/10/2014

Pay gates sit empty at the North Berkeley Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) station July 1, 2013 in Berkeley, California. Hundreds of thousands of San Francisco Bay Area commuters are scrambling to find ways to work after the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) workers from the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1555 went on strike at midnight after contract negotiations with management fell apart on Sunday. Train operators, mechanics, station agents and maintenance workers are seeking a five percent wage increase and are fighting management who want to have workers to begin contributing to their pensions, pay more for health insurance and reduce overtime expenses.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

BART Workers Resume Commute-Crippling Strike

Bay Area Rapid Transit workers walked off the job Friday for the second time in four months.

10/18/2013

BART Negotiations

BART Unions Say No Strike Monday, Still Possible For Tuesday

Union leaders extended a strike deadline by 24 hours Sunday night, granting Bay Area commuters a day’s grace, but blasted BART leadership for what they called a refusal to negotiate.

10/13/2013

A Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) train pulls away from the Rockridge station in Oakland.  ( Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Gov. Brown Implores BART, Unions To Reach Deal Before End Of Cooling Off Period

For the first time since Gov. Jerry Brown ordered a 60-day cooling-off period, Bay Area Rapid Transit management and its unions returned to the bargaining table Monday and resumed negotiations to try and avoid a strike that would result in service shutdown.

09/16/2013

A BART train at Embarcadero Station in San Francisco. (CBS)

Maintenance Car Crash In Transbay Tube Leads To Major BART Delays

Initial repair work was completed Friday morning to ease congested BART service traveling through the Transbay Tube after maintenance vehicles damaged the tracks earlier Friday.

05/31/2013

SF Transit Director Wants Future Muni Travel Times Cut In Half

San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Director Ed Reiskin said the 50 year plan is ambitious, but is necessary to accommodate for the expected growth in population.

05/08/2013

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