BART strike ends; trains should roll again Friday
BART announced late Thursday an end to a four-day strike that had ground to a halt the Bay Area transit agency’s trains.
Officials made the announcement at a press conference just before 11 p.m., saying negotiations with striking unions will continue and that service will begin again Friday afternoon.
The 104-mile rail system shut down Monday, leaving 400,000 weekday riders scrambling for transportation.
The public policy organization that represents business interests in the nine-county region on Monday had calculated the loss of productivity caused by the strike at $73 million per day from diminished work hours alone, with added effects from reduced spending.
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