New BART Contract Includes 15% Raise, Higher Benefit CostsThe tentative contract that ended the Bay Area Rapid Transit strike includes a 15 percent raise over four years but also increased worker contributions toward their health insurance and pensions.
Pair Arrested For Graffiti At Richmond BART Yard During StrikeTwo men were arrested on suspicion of felony vandalism at BART's Richmond maintenance yard during the recent strike, and investigators are looking into whether they are responsible for other graffiti sprees that occurred throughout the system during the same time period.
Stretch Of BART Tracks Shut Down For Worker Death InvestigationA stretch of Bay Area Rapid Transit tracks in Contra Costa County were scheduled to be closed from noon to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday as the National Transportation Safety Board investigates the BART accident that killed two workers over the weekend.
Man Charged With Throwing Hammer At Striking BART Employees Pleads Not Guilty A San Francisco man who allegedly threw a hammer at striking Bay Area Rapid Transit workers in Daly City on Monday morning has pleaded not guilty to two felony charges in San Mateo County Superior Court, prosecutors said.
Phil Matier: The Bottom Line On The BART Deal It's expected that members of Bay Area Rapid Transit's two biggest unions will ratify the tentative agreements reached with management this past Monday that ended the crippling four-day strike.
Vandals Trash San Francisco's Glen Park BART Station During StrikeAuthorities are searching for several people suspected of vandalizing vacant BART stations while workers went on strike. The Glen Park station in San Francisco suffered the worst damage by taggers during the walkout.
East Bay Lawmakers Join Push To Ban Transit Strikes After BART WalkoutOrinda City Councilman Steve Glazer, a longtime adviser to Gov. Jerry Brown, was flanked by half a dozen other elected leaders from Contra Costa cities at the Walnut Creek BART station at an afternoon conference to continue his campaign for a transit strike ban.
NTSB: BART Workers Killed On Tracks Responsible For Their Own Safety The two BART workers who were struck and killed by a train while inspecting the tracks during the second day of a BART strike over the weekend were working under a practice in which they were considered responsible for their own safety, a National Transportation Safety Board official said Tuesday.
BART Strike Put Financial Strain On San Francisco MuniThe BART strike forced Muni into service along routes that would otherwise carry BART passengers. While the final cost has yet to be calculated, MTA Director Ed Reiskin said it’s taken a huge financial toll.
Phil Matier: BART Management, Unions Compromise For A DealBay Area Rapid Transit trains were running Tuesday with limited service as a tentative agreement was reached between the transit agency’s management and unions. But what was the deal and how did it all go down?
BART Service Struggles After Strike Ends; Drivers Face GridlockBART service was slowly getting back to normal but many commuters still opted to drive to work Tuesday morning, and a series of crashes has slowed traffic to a crawl on many Bay Area roadways.
BART Strike Over, Limited Train Service Tuesday MorningBay Area Rapid Transit spokeswoman Alicia Trost said limited service would begin Tuesday at 4 a.m. on all lines. BART officials hoped trains would be running at full strength in time for the afternoon commute.
NTSB Launches Probe Into Deaths Of BART Workers Hit By TrainThe operator of a BART train that struck and killed two workers near the Walnut Creek station on Saturday was in training, a National Transportation Safety Board investigator confirmed Monday afternoon.
BART, Unions Head Back To Bargaining TableRepresentatives of the San Francisco Bay Area's transit rail system and its striking unions returned to the bargaining table Monday, raising hopes among the region's frustrated commuters.
Lines, Gridlock Greet Commuters As BART Strike Grinds OnWith a new workweek getting under way and no end to the BART strike in sight, Bay Area commuters set their alarms early again and set out on buses and ferries to make the long journey to work.