Bus

BART, unions reach tentative 4-year agreement

Posted on August 3, 2009

The Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) and three of its five unions representing nearly 2,700 employees have reached a tentative agreement on a new four-year contract that meets BART's goal to save $100 million in labor costs.

"I am pleased that a tentative agreement has been reached in the BART contract negotiations this morning without any job actions. The long hours of negotiating proved successful and have shown the great cooperation between BART and its unions during this process," said Labor and Workforce Development Agency Acting Secretary Doug Hoffner in a statement. "This agreement avoids any impact on the daily commute and allows the transit system to continue to provide its valuable services to the Bay Area. I would also like to recognize the tremendous efforts of our state mediators in helping both sides reach this agreement. BART employees and management should be proud of their hard work and the successful outcome it has achieved."

The tentative agreement must be ratified by members of all three unions along with the BART board of directors before it takes effect. In general, the agreement preserves base salaries, caps benefit costs and reforms work rules to make BART run more efficiently.

BART is working to eliminate an estimated $310 million four-year deficit amid a decline in ridership, state transit funding and sales tax revenue. BART will continue to negotiate with its two police unions, which, by law, cannot strike.

 

 

 

 

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Connecticut's CTfastrak BRT system begins service

The CTfastrak transit system provides direct service to and from Waterbury, Cheshire, Southington, Bristol, Plainville, New Britain, Newington, West Hartford, Hartford, East Hartford and Manchester with routes that take advantage of the bus-only CTfastrak roadway.

Albuquerque BRT project exploring full sponsorship

ABQ RIDE is looking to model its plan after the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority’s HealthLine, which is sponsored through a hospital partnership. Construction on the so-called ART system could begin in May 2016 with an in-service date of September 2017.

New luxury bus service launches in San Francisco

The service, which costs $6 a ride, asks riders to download the Leap app, creating an account, uploading a photo and adding a credit card that enables them to pay via a QR code.

4ONE wins multiple bus seating orders

Agencies ordering the company's products, which are now in at least half of all new U.S. and Canadian transit buses, include L.A. Metro, Chicago Transit Authority and New York City Transit.

New Flyer awarded big Las Vegas CNG bus contract

The contract includes a firm order for 35 XN40 and 20 XN60 Xcelsior buses, with an option for another 150 XN40 and 100 XN60 over the next five years. All buses are to be powered by CNG.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The resource for managers of class 1-7 truck Fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close