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Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Friday, December 13, 2013
Over half of Bay Area residents support a ban on transit strikes, bucking the region’s pro-union reputation, reveals a new Field Poll. The rest of the state is split, but more Californians still believe public transit workers should have the right to strike.
Thursday, December 05, 2013
BART’s biggest unions, SEIU 1021 and ATU 1555, are suing the agency's board and the district’s management over what BART is calling a “clerical mistake” in their new contract. The unions say management is trying to backtrack.
Friday, November 15, 2013
Thursday, November 14, 2013
According to projections, within five years, a drive across the Golden Gate Bridge could cost as much as $8. Officials say it's a necessary trade-off, as tolls help subsidize the area's ferry and bus service.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
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.
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
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.
Friday, October 18, 2013
Union workers for BART have walked off the job for the second time in three months. Talks between management and the unions broke down Thursday afternoon after almost thirty straight hours of negotiations.
Thursday, October 17, 2013
There’s still no strike --or no deal-- in the six month-long BART contract negotiations. Wednesday, for the third night in a row, federal mediator George Cohen said that BART and its unions were still at the table, that progress was being made, and that the trains would continue to run for one more day.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
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.
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
With a potential BART strike still looming, union workers from Bay Area bus agency AC Transit are gearing up for possible strike on Thursday. ATU Local 192 gave their 72-hour notice on Monday, while the agency has asked Governor Jerry Brown for a 60-day cooling-off period to prevent a strike from disrupting about 100,000 riders around the East Bay.
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
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.
Monday, October 14, 2013
BART’s biggest unions called off a strike late Sunday night, but stressed they are ready to strike on Tuesday if no deal is reached. BART management gave what it called its “last and best” offer on Sunday afternoon.
Thursday, October 10, 2013
The Bay Area could see its second BART strike in three months on Friday if the transit agency doesn’t reach a deal with its unions by midnight tonight. The two sides are closer together than they were back in August, but conflicting statements from the unions and management could be a bad sign.
Wednesday, October 02, 2013
A majority of Californians don’t want the state’s controversial high-speed rail line, says a recent poll for USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times. But at the same time, over two thirds of the voters surveyed said they think the project would create jobs and help the state’s economy. And 61% said a high-speed rail line would help reduce traffic at airports and on the highways.
Thursday, September 26, 2013
With the BART contract deadline just two weeks away, it seems increasingly possible a second transit strike will cripple the Bay Area. One big clue: BART has confirmed it is training some managers who used to be operators to potentially run limited train service in the event of a strike, which could come as early as October 11.
Friday, September 20, 2013
California regulators have given the go-ahead to ride-share apps, making it the first state in the nation to legalize peer-to-peer services connecting riders to drivers who use their own cars.
Wednesday, September 04, 2013
In 1996, the California Department of Transportation announced the state would spend seven years and just over $1 billion to replace the eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. But the bridge that opened this week costs several times that amount -- and took ten years longer than originally projected. So...what happened?
Tuesday, September 03, 2013
The new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge opened last night, about five hours ahead of schedule. That is, if you don't count the extra decade it took to get the bridge built.