BART logo A tentative agreement was reached between BART and 2 unions that would allow trains to be brought back into service while the union members consider the latest agreement between BART and union leaders. Read more on BART.gov.... Read the rest
A BART union spokesperson announced minutes ago that they failed to reach an agreement during the last bargaining session that lasted nearly 29 hours. The BART Unions plan to strike Friday, and it will go into effect at midnight. For more information on transportation options, check back here, the BART Website, and Twitter.... Read the rest
BART logo There will be no BART strike tomorrow, Thursday, October 17th. Negotiations will continue through the night. More online San Jose Mercury News... Read the rest
BART logo There is no BART strike today, Wednesday, October 16th. Mediators announced late last night that service will continue today as talks resume at 10 am. More online KQED BART.gov  ... Read the rest
Shortly before midnight on Sunday, BART released the following statement: The unions have informed the District there will not be a strike Monday morning. BART is offering a 12% raise in their last best and final offer. General Manager Grace Crunican stated: I appreciate the riders and the Bay Area’s support in standing by us while we negotiate and I hope we will get to a deal here. Read more on BART.gov or watch the press conference for the offer details.... Read the rest
Photo credit: Cathy Huang BART workers may strike as early as Sunday, October 13th. Here is a comprehensive guide from multiple transit agencies and general information for getting around if there is another BART strike. Up to date information about the pending BART strike can be found at KQED Up to date traffic and transit info at 511 Alert BART has put together a contingency plan for their limited shuttle buses departing from the following nine stations: El Cerrito del Norte West Oakland Concord Walnut Creek Lafayette Dublin/Pleasanton San Leandro Hayward Fremont The buses will go directly into San Francisco from 5 am to 8 am and back from a stop near the San Francisco Transbay Terminal (loading zone located at Howard Street between Fremont Street and Beale Street) from 3 PM to 7 PM.... Read the rest
Last Wednesday, BART presented facts of the labor contract negotiations to Governor Brown’s inquiry panel. After reviewing the report, Governor Brown agreed to move forward with filing for a 60-day cooling off period, which was granted yesterday morning by San Francisco Superior Court Judge Curtis Karnow. The cooling off period allows for negotiations to continue while trains keep running. Yesterday, BART increased its wages and benefits offer by more than 70% from what it had offered last Thursday.... Read the rest
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. From the office of the Governor: 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.... Read the rest
Today, Uber announced it was teaming up with Boatbound to provide boat service across the Bay on Monday, complete with free coffee and breakfast. The announcement coincides with the first day of a second potential BART strike. Techsportation wrote a nice summary of the service: Boats leaving the East Bay will be available 7 AM to 9 AM, and boats leaving San Francisco will be available 5 PM to 7 PM.... Read the rest
Late Thursday evening, BART spokesman Rick Rice issued the following statement on labor negotiations: Union leadership has given the District a 72-hour strike notice. We are very disappointed and hope they reconsider their options.  A strike only stalls and delays the decisions that need to be made while using our riders as pawns. BART is willing to stay at the table for as long as it takes to reach an agreement. ... Read the rest