Bay Area Rapid Transit

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

Governor to seek cooling off period if no deal reached

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Contentious negotiations are scheduled to resume Saturday, one day after Gov. Jerry Brown said he will seek a court-ordered, two-month cooling-off period if a contract dispute threatens to stall commuter trains […]

08/10/2013

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

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

Strike halted SF commuter trains resuming service

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – Commuter rail service is resuming Friday in the San Francisco Bay area after unions called off a strike, agreeing with the transit agency to extend a labor contract for a month […]

07/05/2013

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

Calif. bill bars agencies from cellphone jamming

(AP) – Government agencies would be barred from disrupting cellphone service ahead of expected protests if a bill approved by the California Legislature becomes law. SB 1160 would prevent any agency from disrupting cellphone service […]

08/09/2012

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