OAKLAND (KCBS / KPIX 5) — With a possible BART strike looming in October, the transit agency and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission are working on contingency plans in the event of a walkout. One of the ideas being considered is limited train service operated by managers.
A 60-day cooling-off period ordered by Gov. Jerry Brown expires on October 10th. Negotiations between BART and its unions resume next week, but both sides remained far apart as of Friday.READ MORE: UPDATE: Dramatic Video Of Injured Motorist Being Rescued From Fiery San Jose Freeway Crash
“We’re $130 million apart and that’s a huge gap,” said BART Assistant General Manager Paul Oversier told KCBS.