SF Bay area transit strike snarls commute again

San Francisco Bay area commuters face 2nd day of congestion as BART strike continues

Associated Press
SF Bay area transit strike snarls commute again
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Striking Bay Area Rapid Transit and City of Oakland workers picket as they close the intersection of 14th & Broadway on Monday, July 1, 2013, in downtown Oakland, Calif. Negotiations between the two largest unions representing more than 2,300 Bay Area Rapid Transit workers and BART management broke off late Sunday despite the request of California Gov. Jerry Brown in a last-ditch effort to reach a deal. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- San Francisco Bay area commuters are enduring another tough morning commute because of a transit strike.

Bay Area Rapid Transit train workers stayed off the job for a second day on Tuesday, forcing hundreds of thousands of commuters to find alternate routes to work.

Traffic heading to San Francisco on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge around 6:30 a.m. was jammed leading to the bridge's toll plaza. Lines for ferries and buses appeared even longer than on Monday.

BART is running charter buses from some stations. It has doubled the number of buses serving West Oakland to 36.

Two of the largest unions representing Bay Area Rapid Transit workers went on strike after their contract expired Sunday night. No new talks have been scheduled.

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