If you haven't marked Aug. 4 on your calendar, do it now. That's the second most important day of the year (your birthday is first, of course). That's the day BART workers either will or will not walk off the job, possibly leaving commuters stranded again -- and for a lot longer this time.
As labor negotiations continue -- and things aren't looking like sweet lemonade and unicorns over there -- BART management is already drawing up contingency plans just in case your train comes to a screeching halt on Aug. 4.
According to CBS News, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission is promising that your options will be much better this go around, even if alternatives are pretty limited.
There will be more bus shuttles as well as a fifth departure point at the Concord Station. Also, there will be extra ferry boat in service and AC Transit is already looking at increasing its transbay service, according to CBS.