Looks like someone took the lifting of the ban on bikes on BART to the next level already.
Via BART rider R. Francis.
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The end of the strike wasn’t the only BART news yesterday. And how.
“Leslie Bailey, 28, was arrested May 8 shortly after a BART train operator saw him on on his knees in the nearly empty first car, thrusting his pelvis against a seat next to the cab.
“Bailey, who boarded the Dublin-Pleasanton train at the 16th Street Station, exited at Civic Center but returned to his paramour just before the doors closed, according to the San Francisco public defender’s office. The operator testified that she then saw him gyrating on his stomach, his feet in the aisle, before he flipped over and began masturbating and smoking crack cocaine.”
Read more about Bailey’s acquittal at SFGate.
And here I thought people were only having sex with each other on BART (NSFW link). Shows what I know.
Photo by Thomas Hawk
BART workers are going on strike Friday morning. If you must come into or move around San Francisco, instead of working at home in your sweatpants, here are your commuting options during the strike.
Photo by aaron_anderer
BART workers are planning to strike Friday morning, local media reports, so your commute might not be pretty. After more than a days’ worth of time spent at the bargaining table, BART and its two largest unions were left in disagreement on health care and pension issues.
“Roxanne Sanchez, president of Service Employees International Union Local 1021, said Thursday afternoon that they met BART on its health care and pension requests, but the two sides still could not come to an agreement on pay and work conditions…While the unions offered to settle the remaining unresolved issues through binding arbitration, BART management reportedly rejected that suggestion.”
BART General Manager Grace Crunican told SFGate that there are certain rights that management needed to retain. BART’s final offer included a 12 percent raise over four years. Employees would be paying a 4 percent pension contribution and a 9.5 percent increase in their health-insurance contribution.
Of course, this is not what we wanted to report, but there you go. Got reports of your BART-alternative commute? Tweet it to us at @bartdiaries.
BART trains are running, so do your thing and enjoy more of what you’d be missing had there been a strike (besides a hella fast and relatively cheap way to get around a major metropolitan area, that is):
Via BART rider and Muni Diaries contributor Amy, when asked whether these two were together: Nope, they just “both had same ugly backpack.”
I mean, what are the chances?