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NTSB Urges Safety Upgrades in Wake of BART Worker Deaths

December 19, 2013 | 5:11 pm

NTSB Urges Safety Upgrades in Wake of BART Worker Deaths

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Agency wants to require new safety devices and abolish a practice that leaves workers vulnerable.

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BART Board Member Wants Public Vote on Transit Strikes

December 19, 2013 | 11:08 am

BART Board Member Wants Public Vote on Transit Strikes

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Amid rising public frustration, BART may hold referendum on whether walkouts should be banned.

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BART Says Short-Circuit Led to Train’s Tunnel Mishap

December 5, 2013 | 10:30 am

BART Says Short-Circuit Led to Train’s Tunnel Mishap

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Agency says brakes malfunctioned on a 40-year-old car, a sign of maintenance challenges facing fleet.

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Support for BART in Question After Labor, Technical, Public Relations Problems

December 5, 2013 | 7:30 am

Support for BART in Question After Labor, Technical, Public Relations Problems

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A string of mishaps including Wednesday’s brake malfunction is shaking public confidence in BART.

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BART Contract Update: Unions Sue Over Family Leave, Safety Issues

December 3, 2013 | 1:15 pm

BART Contract Update: Unions Sue Over Family Leave, Safety Issues

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Unions target BART action on family-leave clause and accuse the district of bad-faith bargaining.

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BART Board OKs Contract, But Without Disputed Provision

November 22, 2013 | 2:30 pm

BART Board OKs Contract, But Without Disputed Provision

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Unions say they’re weighing options after BART board tries to amend deal they’ve already ratified.

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BART Update: Service Resumes After Computer Failure Shuts Down Trains

November 22, 2013 | 9:30 am

BART Update: Service Resumes After Computer Failure Shuts Down Trains

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System that operates track switches failed. All trains are now running, though with some delays.

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BART Contract Update: Board Balks at Leave Clause, Seeks to Reopen Talks

November 15, 2013 | 11:15 pm

BART Contract Update: Board Balks at Leave Clause, Seeks to Reopen Talks

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Agency officials say they ‘inadvertently’ signed off on expensive new family leave provision for workers.

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Lawmakers Demand Answers About BART Safety in Wake of Worker Deaths

November 8, 2013 | 8:30 am

Lawmakers Demand Answers About BART Safety in Wake of Worker Deaths

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BART’s practice of “simple approval” made workers responsible for their own safety.

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BART Unions Overwhelmingly Ratify Contract Agreement

November 1, 2013 | 5:40 pm

BART Unions Overwhelmingly Ratify Contract Agreement

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Vote was on deal reached after months of tortured talks — and strikes — over salary, benefits, safety.

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