San Francisco Bay Area commuters are waking up to another day without the region's main commuter train line because of a strike.
San Francisco Bay Area commuters are waking up to another day without the region’s main commuter train line because of a strike.
Traffic at the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge toll plaza was already heavy around 5:30 a.m. Monday. Ferries, charter buses from several BART stations and Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District buses are serving as alternatives for regular BART riders.
BART’s unions went on strike on Friday after contract talks broke down. The two sides have not scheduled any new talks. BART’s board, however, is holding a special meeting on Monday afternoon.
BART spokeswoman Alicia Trost said the agency is open to restarting negotiations if that’s what a federal mediator wants. The San Francisco Chronicle, meanwhile, reports the unions have made another offer to BART.
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