Friday, June 28, 2013

As BART Plans to Strike on Monday, Bay Area looks at Alternative Transit Options

Bay area residents will be nervously awaiting word this weekend on the success of negotiations to avert a walkout by the Bay Area Rapid Transit’s two largest unions. The unions gave notice late last night that they will strike at midnight Sunday if there’s no new contract. Other transit operators are making plans to add extra services, but they would at most be able to absorb a fraction of the 400 thousand passengers BART carries every day. Arielle Zionts filed this report: