Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 07/11/2013 - 4:35pm
Is it really too much to ask that BART train cars be cooled, consistently, to a reasonable temperature (say 70 degrees?) Occasional breakdowns are understandable and expected, but it seems like the AC is NOT working, more often than not. (And yes, I do try switching cars, etc.)
Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 07/08/2013 - 10:37pm
BART station agent George Figueroa pleaded not guilty Monday to a misdemeanor charge of filing a false police report for allegedly inaccurately claiming that he had been attacked by a BART customer.
At a brief hearing Monday, Figueroa’s attorney Ted Cassman declined to waive Figueroa’s right to a speedy trial, so Alameda County Superior Court Judge Patrick Zika set a trial on the charge for Aug. 2.
Figueroa, who is out of custody, wasn’t required to attend Monday’s hearing but he came to court Monday anyway and conferred with Cassman outside Zika’s courtroom.
Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 07/05/2013 - 6:43pm
Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 07/05/2013 - 10:50am
folks, it took me all these days since monday all day filming and taking photos to get this finished ... for what it's worth, people can skip past the corporate news three second soundbites and read or watch/hear exactly what union workers and representatives are saying about all this.
Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 07/03/2013 - 8:06am
Over 73% of the total full time employees at BART make over $100,000 a year in total compensation with only a GED required for employment.
Over 100 people clocked $50,000 or more in overtime pay with even station agents doubling their salary with OT.
BART workers also have not 1 but 3 retirement plans fully paid for by BART. That's right, they can get THREE pensions. Their main BART pension for which they pay nothing, Social Security for which they pay 1% and BART pays 14%, and then a 401k with matching contributions by BART.