BART announces plans for rail car assembly site in Bay Area

BART joined Bombardier Transportation, the manufacturer of its “Fleet of the Future” railway cars, for a Friday press conference to announce the upcoming implementation of a new railway car assembly site in Pittsburg, California, which will reduce the shipping distance for BART’s rail cars by more than 3,000 miles.
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BART board approves new police contract, increases salaries

The contract includes a one-time salary increase of six percent and annual raises from 2.5-2.75 percent over the course of the contract, and extends an incentive program that provides new officers a $10,000 hiring bonus. BART said in a press release that the agreement comes as police officer salaries are rising nationwide, and that the agreement brings BART officers closer to Bay Area averages.
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