OAKLAND, Calif. -- Negotiators for the San Francisco Bay area's commuter rail system and one of its unions have one more day to hammer out a deal before a threatened strike strangles the Monday commute.
Officials from Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1555 and Bay Area Rapid Transit talked into the night Saturday, but there was no word on whether much progress was made.
Local 1555 threatened to strike Monday after BART's board of directors imposed work terms that the union says amount to a 7 percent pay cut.
BART officials confirmed the talks Saturday but declined to give any specifics.
Other transportation agencies in the region are preparing to increase service.
Experts warn the region's freeways and public transit options would be overwhelmed by the 340,000 riders who use BART each day.