BART receives federal grant to fund creation of new safety device

The Federal Transit Administration awarded BART $5 million to implement an innovative safety device designed to protect trackside workers. According to BART spokesperson Jim Allison, the device would be the first of its kind in that it would automatically stop trains nearing an active workspace if the workers there don’t reply to
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BART unions give 72-hour notice of strike to begin Monday

The 30-day contract extension between labor unions Service Employees International Union Local 1021 and Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1555, established after the July strike, will expire Sunday night and may lead to another strike if negotiations before then are unsuccessful.
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