BART Board Approves $800 Million Train-Control SystemBART will spend almost $800 million for a modern train control system its leaders say will enable more trains to run on tighter schedules.
BART Board Discusses Future Of Retired Passenger CarsHomeless shelters, taco trucks, scrap metal—these and other possibilities were discussed at a BART board meeting Thursday morning for what to do with hundreds of old, soon-to-be-junked legacy BART cars.
BART Board Approves 5-Year Labor Contract Preventing Strikes Until 2021A five-year labor contract with BART's major unions was approved Thursday, a year before the current contract expires, in an effort to avoid another round of acrimonious negotiations at a time when BART officials are looking to rebuild the system infrastructure and planning to ask voters to approve a $3.5 billion bond.
Union Leaders Urge BART Board To Step Up To Negotiating TableLeah Berlanga, a negotiator for Service Employees International Union Local 1021, which represents 1,430 mechanics, custodians and clerical workers, was one of many union members who spoke to BART board members at a special meeting of the directors in Oakland this morning.
BART Board Issues Letter Defending Cell Service Shutdown During ProtestWith the threat of another disruptive protest looming, BART officials issued a letter to BART customers Saturday defending BART’s decision to interrupt cellphone service to prevent a protest on Aug. 11, and announcing that the issue would be discussed at a board meeting Wednesday.