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If you happen to be one of the approximately 335,000 people who relies on BART for transport on weekdays, you might want to begin exploring your alternatives, as BART tries to avert a strike among its workers.

Over the weekend, the current contract expiration date was pushed back from July 1 to July 9, thus putting off a potential strike until that time. However, it sounds like the two parties are still “pretty far apart” in terms of actually coming to agreement.

We can only hope, for the sake of all commuters and those who enjoy a quick trip to San Francisco, that all will come to a happy end. In the meantime, you might want to start studying bus schedules.

Oh, BART riders, we forgot to mention, they’re still raising your fares Wednesday, strike or no strike.

Image Source: Thomas Hawk under Creative Commons
Updates and Options in the Event of a BART Strike [BART]
BART contract talks continue [Mercury News]



Comments:
Matt said:
Jun 30, 2009 at 2:29 am

Please, please, please do NOT strike! how else am I supposed to get to work every day from Berkeley to Montgomery station?



yaman said:
Jul 4, 2009 at 1:36 am

I guess one way to avert a strike is to contact the management and ask them to support the workers.