After a weekend of negotiations between BART and its unions, Governor Jerry Brown answered BART’s request for a cooling off period to ensure service without disruption this week.
The letter from BART President Tom Radulovich’s to the Governor reads:
[A cooling off period would] allow us to continue negotiating while assuring the public that it will have transit service tomorrow and for another 60 days as we continue to bargain.
At the request of the Bay Area Rapid Transit District, I am appointing a board to investigate the threatened strike that would disrupt public transportation services in the Bay Area. … The board is directed to provide me with a written report within the next seven days.