As contract negotiations continue past the midnight deadline, advisories have been issued to commuters and employers.
While many in the Tri-Valley do not ride BART to/from work, a strike will impact traffic throughout the Bay Area.
Employees who depend on BART should make a contingency plan for an alternative commute arrangement as soon as possible.
Information Updates from BART
While BART is trying to avoid any work stoppages, there is a possibility of service interruption. BART wants its passengers to have the most up to date information about how the outcome of labor negotiations might impact their commute.
In the event BART service becomes unavailable, charter buses will run service from nine East Bay BART stations, including East Dublin/Pleasanton, to San Francisco. While the West Oakland station is a pick-up location in the morning, other buses will not transfer at West Oakland during the morning commute into San Francisco.
Wheels will operate its regular service with their bus stops relocated outside of the BART station. Parking at BART stations will be free during non-service days.
511 RideMatch Service
Ridesharing will be an obvious choice for many BART riders in the event of a strike. 511 Rideshare can help employees get to work by helping them find or start a carpool or vanpool. Commuters are encouraged to use the free 511 RideMatch Service at http://rideshare.511.org/.
This online program matches commuters with similar routes and schedules to find carpool partners or a vanpool group. Upon receiving your commute matches, simply contact the people on the list to make arrangements. Commuters can also call 511 and say "Rideshare".
In case of the BART strike tomorrow, Altamont Corridor Express along with Capital Corridor will offer the following schedule into the East Bay area. For more information, please contact ACE Rail Customer Service Department at 1-800-411-7245.
Westbound Morning Train:
ACE riders who need a transfer into the East Bay would arrive to the Fremont Station on ACE #03 at 7:10 a.m. Typically the Capital Corridor Train #524 would depart from Fremont at 7:11 a.m. However, Capital Corridor has been allowed to hold at the Fremont Station up to 5 minutes to allow passenger enough time to transfer. The train would be held no later than 7:16 a.m. If passengers cannot make the transfer the next available train would be Capital Corridor #528 at 9:38 a.m. from Fremont.
Eastbound Evening Train:
Passengers needing a connection to the Tri-Valley Area in the evening would take Capital Corridor #543 into Fremont, arriving into Fremont at 6:09 p.m. ACE #08 is scheduled to depart from Fremont at 6:05 p.m. However ACE #08 is allowed to wait 7 minutes and depart at 6:12 p.m. to allow time to transfer. If passengers cannot make the transfer the next available train would be ACE #10 at 7:08 p.m.