Jun 30 2013

BART Alternatives

BART is on strike.  Piedmonters going to San Francisco can turn to the casual carpools located on Oakland Avenue at Hillside Avenue and on Oakland Avenue at Olive Avenue.  The carpools operate only during weekday morning commuting hours.  Inquiries should be made on casual carpool sites in San Francisco for the return trip to Piedmont.  AC Transit is expected to be running on Monday.


For information on transportation alternatives, check the following sites:

Piedmont Patch

San Francisco Gate  Update on commuting  (10:40 a.m. Tuesday, July 2, 2013)

Mercury News

KQED News Fix

Prior to the announced strike, Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) management and Union representatives met again at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the urging of the mediators provided by Governor Jerry Brown.  They met in a changed venue, the Caltrans District 4 offices at 111 Grand Avenue in downtown Oakland.

“San Francisco Bay Ferry will add boats from the East Bay and AC Transit, in the midst of its own labor troubles, will run extra buses. AC’s workers were planning to bargain until midnight. If talks failed, they said, the soonest they would strike would be Tuesday morning.”  San Francisco Chronicle

Earlier on Sunday two BART unions announced a strike to begin 12:01 a.m., Monday, July 1. However, BART trains would complete their runs past midnight. The AC Transit Amalgamated Transit Union promised 24-hour notice and had not announced a strike by late Sunday evening. AC Transit can be expected to operate on Monday with additional buses.

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