April 4, 2014
She had been on the job for 60 days and admitted to dozing off before the crash, as well as overrunning a station in February, NTSB officials say. The agency may terminate an operator for two serious safety violations under its contract with the union for those workers. It is also setting limits on hours of operation duty and increasing minimum rest time.
April 2, 2014
The union representative said the operator had worked 69 hours in the seven days before the crash, while a CTA spokesperson said that she worked 55 hours and was off for 18 hours before her shift during which the accident occurred.
March 25, 2014
A union representative reported in a news conference that the woman said she had recently worked extensive overtime recently and was "extremely tired" at the time of the accident. NTSB says the train was traveling at a normal speed of 25 mph before it crashed.
January 16, 2014
Plans include getting city buses running on time, a problem that has plagued the transit system for years, and improving safety on the buses, as assaults on bus drivers have become a contentious issue for both drivers and riders.
December 31, 2013
Heads off a threatened strike that that had been twice averted. Provides for a wage increase of 9.5% that will be phased in over the three years of the contract. The agency and union also agreed on a flat monthly contribution of $120 per employee during the life of the contract.
October 22, 2013
BART President Grace Crunican said there would be no announcements on the details of the accord, which still requires the approval of union members.
October 15, 2013
Negotiations between the agency’s management and transit system’s union continued past the 11:59 p.m. strike deadline. At about 5:30 a.m., a federal mediator announced that both sides were taking a break and will be returning to the bargaining table this afternoon.
October 10, 2013
In the final day, the unions representing BART employees and the transit agency have not reached a deal. However, the unions declined to give the customary 72 hours' notice this week that they would strike once the cooling-off period expires.
July 9, 2013
Extending the current contracts for 30 days. Trains began running again last Friday.
July 3, 2013
The transit system and union workers made progress in talks that began Tuesday evening and are expected to resume Wednesday afternoon. However, workers are on strike for a third consecutive day. The unions want a 5% raise each year over the next three years.
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