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Thursday, July 25, 2013

BART Is Already Prepping for Another Longer, More Annoying Strike

Posted By on Thu, Jul 25, 2013 at 10:16 AM

click to enlarge A moving train: Enjoy it while it lasts - FLICKR/SAN DIEGO SHOOTER

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.

See Also: BART Releases "Fact Sheet" That's Supposed To Make You Feel Better About Looming Strike

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.

But let's face it -- no relaxing ferry or chartered shuttle can give you all the things BART can: naked acrobats, live sex shows, and cloth seats.

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Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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