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December 13, 2013

BART, unions back to bargaining table after lawsuit

Attempting to resolve a dispute over a contract provision that included a family medical leave clause, which the agency says it cannot afford. Unions are not ruling out the option of a third strike.


October 22, 2013

BART strike ends, tentative agreement reached with unions

BART President Grace Crunican said there would be no announcements on the details of the accord, which still requires the approval of union members.


June 25, 2013

BART plans for possible shutdown over strike

Workers to vote on whether to give union management the authority it needs to call a strike if its contract expires at the end of the month. The agency is working with regional transportation officials on backup plans if it needs to shut down trains. Both sides expect to reach a deal.


April 4, 2013

Calif.’s VTA marks BART station construction milestone

Completed the first year of work on the Silicon Valley Berryessa Extension Project.


September 27, 2012

BART tests early earthquake warning system

Developed by University of California, Berkeley seismologists, it sends alerts over the Internet to the transit system and other end users, such as Google.


September 11, 2012

BART marks 40th year of service

Ridership, in its first year of service in 1972, totaled 15,000 trips per weekday. Last month, ridership reached 384,000 trips per weekday, the busiest in BART's history.


December 1, 2011

BART set to prohibit cell phone blackouts in stations

The transit agency came under fire by free speech advocates after it interrupted cellphone service during an Aug. 11 blackout in an attempt to thwart a planned protest related to transit police shootings.


September 29, 2011

BART officers in shooting lacked crisis training

Chief of the agency’s police department admits to state legislators the two officers involved in the July 3 fatal shooting of an intoxicated, knife-wielding transient had not received training in crisis intervention methods that would help them deal with people who are mentally ill.


August 25, 2011

BART wireless policy will limit shutdowns

Will be confined to extreme situations in which public safety is endangered.


August 23, 2011

BART police arrest 40 protestors

Protestors were allegedly trespassing on transit property. Police forced the remaining protestors above ground onto the street. The agency also shut down two stations.


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