Alicia Trost

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2014

    Major Delays on BART This Morning

    BART is reporting mega delays systemwide, thanks to a track problem in the Transbay Tube. The delays are the worst between West Oakland and Embarcadero, but no BART rider is being left out of this misery. The whole system is backed up in this morning congestion, says Alicia Trost, spokeswoman for B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2013

    Yes, BART Is Still on Strike (Update)

    Update 12:20 p.m.: BART reportedly canceled its meeting today where it was planning to talk about the BART strike among other problems. So now what, you ask? According to KTVU, BART has been confabbing with the federal mediator today, although that doesn't mean much for your afternoon commute. Alici ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2013

    Options For Monday's Potential Transportation Doomsday

    No one can predict the future. But our bets are already placed, and we're betting that you are not going to be sitting on a potentially feces-laden BART train seat come Monday morning. With another potential BART strike looming, it's time to batten down the hatches and figure out just how in the h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2013

    BART Workers File Lawsuit Against Transit Agency Over Violence and Crime, Strike Looms

    BART labor negotiations are breaking down faster than a train at rush hour. In the latest turn on the BART labor drama, two of the largest transit unions filed a lawsuit this morning, claiming that BART leaders are not bargaining in good faith, specifically when it comes to worker safety. Member ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2013

    BART Workers Ditch Labor Talks Until Management Deals With all the Transit Violence (Update)

    Update 4 p.m.: Well that was fast. Alicia Trost, spokeswoman for BART, tells us that both sides were back at the table this afternoon, and safety was definitely a top issue. "We are fully engaged in a safety conversation," she said. Original story 10:01 a.m.: BART workers fired off a rather blunt ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2013

    BART Cars Crash Under Tunnel, Expect Major Delays Today (Update)

    Update 11:30 a.m.: BART sent out a statement saying initial repairs are complete and it doesn't expect to have single-tracking during the afternoon commute. Trains are now moving on both tracks through the Transbay Tube, although trains in the Oakland-bound direction have been operating manually at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2013

    BART Delays: Details Sketchy on Maintenance Vehicles' Collision

    A major BART inconvenience creates ripples -- not so much like a smooth pebble tossed in a pristine pond but a foul object deposited into a stagnant puddle. Muni begins to resemble a large sardine can, with our own bodily fluids taking on the role served by olive oil, cottonseed oil, or vegetable oi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2013

    BART: How Many Riders at End-of-Line Stations Were Asleep?

    If you've ever boarded BART's pre-dawn stockbroker train and mixed among the slumbering financial titans, you may have overheard something curious. The driver announces East Bay stops -- MacArthur, West Oakland, etc. -- in barely a whisper. But, come Embarcadero, he or she will shout "EMBARCADERO! E ... More >>

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    December 19, 2007

    Demo Sale

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