BART union workers continue to strike for a fourth day as talks continue.
Should ongoing labor negotiations yield a settlement at any time, it will still take approximately 18 hours to resume BART train service.
As of last night, no settlement had been reached between BART and labor unions ATU and SEIU. On July 2, BART and AFCSME reached a tentative settlement. Labor talks will resume today.
To assist those who have to work on the Independence Day holiday, BART has planned a limited Fourth of July charter bus service between the East Bay and San Francisco.
The morning service is first come, first served.
3 buses will be available starting at 6 am at each of the following BART stations:
- El Cerrito del Norte
- Walnut Creek
- West Oakland
Once a bus is filled it will leave for San Francisco. Each bus carries 50 passengers.
The service will only last until all three buses are filled or 8 AM, whichever comes first.
The trip home will be a direct ride to each of the 5 stations with 3 buses serving each destination from 4-6pm. The last bus to each station will leave at 6pm so riders need to arrive before then.
If the strike continues through Friday, July 5th, BART has promised additional shuttles.
Friday’s service will be similar but each station will have 7 buses show up at 5am and it will be first come first served. The service will only last until all seven buses are filled or 8am, whichever comes first. The return trip home will be from 3pm-7pm. The last bus to each station will leave at 7pm so riders need to arrive before then.