BART General Manager Grace Crunican issued the following statement after BART and its two largest unions reached a tentative agreement on labor contracts, which will now be presented to employees for a ratification vote:
“We are pleased to announce that we have reached a tentative agreement with union leadership that will bring the trains back into service, starting tomorrow, while union members consider the agreement and vote on it.
“This is a good package for our union members while still allowing the District to make the necessary investments in our infrastructure. That investment is critical to the future of the Bay Area.
“We believe the tentative agreement will allow us to go forward with a commitment to working together. I won’t go into details about the tentative agreement. I will simply say it sets BART on a path of partnerships with union members and helps us to prepare for the future.
“This has been a long and difficult negotiation. I want to thank the union leaders, the mediators and the BART Board of Directors for the hard work that has gone into getting us to the tentative agreement.
“Our thanks to all of you in the public for your patience through this very difficult process.”
Morning capacity may be limited.
Note: Limited service expected in the morning with full service by the afternoon. As of roughly 6:00 pm BART trains were running in limited service while a few of our readers have reported delays of 30-plus minutes.