Patch editors have pulled together as much information as possible to help commuters in the event of another BART strike on Monday.
The buses will pick up passengers at the El Cerrito del Norte, San Leandro, Concord, Walnut Creek, Dublin/Pleasanton and Fremont stations between 5 a.m. and 8 a.m. Riders will be taken to the West Oakland station, where they will change buses and be transported to San Francisco. Commuters can also get on buses at the West Oakland station between 5 a.m. and 9 a.m.
The BART buses will carry people back to the East Bay in the evening, departing from the Transbay Terminal in San Francisco between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Parking will also be free at BART parking lots for bus riders and commuters who are sharing rides.
The ferry system is increasing its number of trips in the morning and evening from Oakland Jack London Square, Alameda Main Street and Harbor Bay in Vallejo. It’s also starting ferry service earlier in the East Bay and running boats later in the evening from the Ferry Building in San Francisco.
AC Transit plans to increase seating capacity on its local and transbay lines. It might add extra buses on its transbay routes, depending on driver and vehicle availability.
The County Connection bus service in central Contra Costa County will provide up to three buses that will travel from the Concord BART station to AC Transit service in Oakland. The service will depend on the availability of bus drivers. The CCCTA buses will pick up local passengers on streets outside of BART stations instead of in the BART parking lots.
If you’re carpooling, you can hook up with other commuters on the ridenow.org website. They also have information on carpool etiquette and common practices. The site rideshare.511.org also has information on carpooling and commuting.
If you’re driving, you can check traffic conditions here before you head out the door. Caltrans is expanding the carpool lane hours on the Bay Bridge. Transit officials warn other transbay crossings such as the San Mateo Bridge or Richmond-San Rafael Bridge may also jam up as motorists seek alternative routes.
Let us know in the comments section what you think about the labor negotiations and what you plan to do if BART workers go on strike again.