OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A recipe for gridlock is brewing in the San Francisco Bay Area, as two of the region's major transit agencies teeter on the brink of commute-crippling strikes.
While talks between San Francisco's main commuter rail agency and its unions to avoid a walk-off are set to resume on Tuesday afternoon, workers at a major regional bus line said they would go on strike in 72 hours.
Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District workers are set to walk off the job on Thursday after issuing the 72-hour strike notice on Monday morning. AC Transit serves the East Bay and carries commuters to and from San Francisco.
The BART commuter rail system is running on a normal schedule on Tuesday after unions and management agreed to extend labor talks past a midnight deadline.