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  • Second main BART union approves new contract

    Bay Area Rapid Transit workers' largest union ratified its contract with the agency on Monday, closing eight months of negotiations that resulted in two strikes that snarled traffic throughout the region and during which two workers were fatally struck by a train.


  • ** FILE ** A traffic sign on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge alerts motorists to expect delays because of the BART transit strike Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

    San Francisco's BART trains back and running as unions strike deal

    Commuter trains in the San Francisco region that carry about 400,000 travelers each day are back and running on Tuesday, as labor unions reached a tentative deal with Bay Area Rapid Transit executives in the late night hours.


  • A Bay Area Rapid Transit police officer looks out from a car of a train that struck and killed two workers along Jones Road in Walnut Creek, Calif., on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013. (AP Photo/The Mercury News, Dan Rosenstrauch)

    2 workers die on tracks of strike-hit San Francisco Bay transit system

    Despite a labor strike keeping trains out of service, two workers inspecting the tracks of a San Francisco Bay Area transit system were hit and killed by a train returning from a routine maintenance trip, officials said.


  • Transit police arrest San Francisco protesters

    More than three dozen protesters were arrested Monday during a chaotic run through downtown San Francisco that snarled traffic and train service during the evening commute.


  • Transit police arrest 4 in San Francisco protests

    Police have arrested at least eight protesters and closed two downtown San Francisco subway stations during the evening commute.


  • Transit police arrest San Francisco protesters

    Transit police arrested at least eight protesters, closed two subway stations and tailed dozens of demonstrators as they chaotically roamed downtown San Francisco Monday.


  • American Scene

    The head of the Bay Area Rapid Transit agency is defending the system's move to cut wireless service to thwart a planned protest last week. But he says the tactic likely won't be used again.


  • Transit agency head defends cell service shutoff

    The head of the Bay Area Rapid Transit agency is defending the system's move to cut wireless service to thwart a planned protest last week. But he says the tactic likely won't be used again.


  • Transit agency head defends cell service shut-off

    The idea to cut wireless communications to quell a brewing protest _ a tactic that has put San Francisco's subway system in the middle of a global free speech debate _ first came to the agency's chief spokesman in the middle of the night.


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