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Passengers board a Bay Area Rapid Transit train Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, in Oakland, Calif.  (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

SF-area trains run as rail strike averted again

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco Bay Area’s main commuter rail line was up and running on Wednesday after a potential transit strike was averted for the third straight day. Federal mediator George Cohen […]

10/16/2013

Bay Area Rapid Transit travelers wait to board an arriving train Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

SF area transit strike looms hours before deadline

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The threat of another gridlock-inducing strike in the San Francisco Bay Area loomed larger Monday as a regional transit agency and two of its largest unions remained without a deal hours […]

10/14/2013

Jim Allison, center, BART, Deputy Chief Communications Officer talks with members of the media outside Caltrans offices during negotiations with BART management and union members on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 in Oakland, Calif.  (AP Photo/Bay Area News Group, Aric Crabb)

SF Bay Area transit trains running

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A major San Francisco Bay Area transit system ran trains as usual on Friday after labor negotiations were extended past a midnight deadline, but the threat of a commute-disrupting strike loomed […]

10/11/2013

Officer of the Bay Area Rapid Transit Police Department (r) stands outside a BART train while passengers board in San Francisco.

Judge grants Bay Area transit strike reprieve

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – A judge has signed off on Gov. Jerry Brown’s request for a 60-day cooling-off period in talks between the Bay Area Rapid Transit agency and its unions, giving San Francisco Bay […]

08/11/2013

Striking Bay Area Rapid Transit workers picket as they close the intersection of 14th & Broadway on Monday, July 1, 2013, in downtown Oakland, Calif.  (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Brown orders inquiry, averts SF rail strike

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of San Francisco Bay area commuters got at least a temporary reprieve from a massive transit strike when Gov. Jerry Brown intervened in a labor contract dispute. Sunday […]

08/05/2013

Striking Bay Area Rapid Transit workers picket as they close the intersection of 14th & Broadway on Monday, July 1, 2013, in downtown Oakland, Calif.  (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Bay Area transit workers give strike warning

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Two transit unions issued a 72-hour strike notice, alerting the more than 400,000 San Francisco Bay area commuters that the system could be shut down during Monday’s commute if labor issues […]

08/02/2013

Closed entrance to the Glen Park Bay Area Rapid Transit station. (AP Photo)

No deal reached yet in SF Bay Area transit talks

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – San Francisco Bay area transit officials warned commuters late Wednesday to make alternate transit plans on the July Fourth holiday as rail workers are expected to continue their strike. The Bay […]

07/03/2013

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Public picks up $221M government pension tab

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) – Nearly 64,000 state and local government workers at public agencies in the San Francisco Bay area had some or all of their pension contributions covered at taxpayer expense last year, […]

06/23/2013

Officer of the Bay Area Rapid Transit Police Department (r) stands outside a BART train while passengers board in San Francisco.

BART official earns $330K without working

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – Bay Area Rapid Transit’s highest-paid employee last year earned more than $330,000 – even though she didn’t work a single day for the public agency, according to a newspaper report. Former […]

06/09/2013

BART installs quake early-warning system

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – A new earthquake early-warning system installed by Bay Area Rapid Transit will detect earthquakes precious seconds before the ground starts shaking, allowing trains to be slowed down in an effort to […]

09/28/2012

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