BART

10:20am

Tue October 29, 2013
Transportation

BART permanently lifts rush hour bike ban

A sign reminding riders not to bring bikes on crowded BART trains
Isabel Angell

The Bay Area's transit agency voted unanimously last week to lift the long-standing ban on bikes aboard trains during rush hour. After the five-month pilot program ends on December 1st, bikes will be permanently allowed on all BART trains, at all times. 

Previously, riders couldn’t bring bikes onto most trains during peak commute hours. There’s still some restrictions: bicyclists aren’t supposed to board crowded trains, and bikes are never allowed in the first car, or the first three cars during rush hour.

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7:52am

Tue October 22, 2013
Transportation

BART strike is over, tentative agreement reached

John Arantes of SEIU 1021 announcing that the October BART strike is over.

The BART strike is over and trains are running again after a four-day work stoppage. Unions, management, and local politicians announced a tentative agreement late Monday night.

After more than six months of negotiations and two strikes that infuriated workers, BART and its unions have a deal.

John Arantes, BART chapter president of SEIU 1021, said the strike was not about money.

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5:20am

Tue October 22, 2013
Transportation

BART is back!

BART service has resumed as of 4am Tuesday.  Having reached a tentative agreement, train service has resumed.  Expect limited capacity for the morning commute, with full service by afternoon.  Supplemental transit service remains available.

8:47am

Wed October 16, 2013
Transportation

BART talks continue; no strike Wednesday

BART is still running as of Wednesday
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BART’s unions called off a strike for the fourth time in less than a week as the two sides continue to try to hammer out a deal. Around 10:30 PM on Tuesday night, federal mediator George Cohen stepped outside to confirm that talks were continuing.

“Progress is being made,” Cohen said, adding that trains would run on Wednesday. Both sides say Cohen, who helped solve the NFL and NBA labor disputes, has been an asset in the negotiations.

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9:33am

Tue October 15, 2013
Transportation

BART update: still no strike, still no deal

A BART train pulls into the station
Isabel Angell

BART trains will continue to run on Tuesday across the Bay Area, but there’s still no deal in the six-month-long labor contract negotiations. For the third time in less than a week, BART’s unions have put off a strike to stay at the bargaining table. 

An hour after the strike deadline passed early Tuesday around 1 AM, federal mediator George Cohen told reporters the two sides were making progress.

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