OAKLAND (KCBS)— BART is planning a grand-opening celebration this Saturday for its long-awaited automated people mover between the Coliseum Station and the Oakland Airport. While passengers are excited, the workers driving the current airport buses are not and are worried about their jobs.
Current AirBART riders who pay $3 cash to get to and from the airport can’t wait for the new link to begin. Many people complained about having to stop and get change. While that’s a minor inconvenience, some of the bus drivers don’t even know if they’ll have jobs for the coming holiday season.