Governor agrees to BART's request for cooling off period guaranteeing train service


Governor agrees to BART's request for cooling off period guaranteeing train service

In an effort to ensure passenger train service Monday morning, BART negotiated all weekend and officially asked the Governor to issue a cooling off period.

On Sunday BART Board President Tom Radulovich sent a letter to the Governor laying out BART’s plan to focus all of its efforts on reaching an agreement. A cooling off period would, “allow us to continue negotiating while assuring the public that it will have transit service tomorrow and for another 60 days as we continue to bargain,” the letter stated.

The formal impartial fact-finding that accompanies the cooling-off period will help clarify the points of difference between the proposals.

Here is today's letter from BART President Tom Radulovich’s to the Governor.