BART passengers react to strike

August 13, 2009 6:54:51 PM PDT
If the BART trains don't run in the morning-- a lot of commuters will be forced to find another way to get around. About 340,000 people rely on BART.

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Some of the BART riders are more or less prepared for the strike, because they have been keeping track of what's going on, so come Monday some BART stations in the Bay Area may become ghost towns.

The union gave riders a 72-hour notice so that they can prepare, but still they are not happy about it. Some local business said that they will be feeling the impact of the strike.

"It's going to affect our business. It's probably not going to have any business at all whatsoever. It's dead already with no school, you know, and if BART closes it's bad news for everyone," said food stand owner Wajma Anwari.

"It means having to drive my car, which is not a good thing because gas is so expensive, and where I park the car. I am going to be stuck because I just moved to the area, I am very close to BART and I am going to have to get to 22nd Street Caltrain and it's going to be quite inconvenient," said BART rider Michael Piccoli.

"I have no transportation, no car, so I take BART to get to work seven days a week. It's terrible and what are people going to do?" said BART rider Tanisha Carr.

"That is going to put us out of business. That is going to put a lot of commuters out of business," said Lee Ricasa from Daly City.

Click here for a complete liste of BART transit alternatives.

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