Bay Area to be impacted by BART strike

August 14, 2009 11:43:52 PM PDT
Many are concerned about the Bay Bridge and the normal commute hours, but BART has many other uses.

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AirBART gets people to the airport, but it is unknown what they'll do when they get home from their trip and AirBART isn't there to pick them up. About one million people use the service to get to the Oakland Airport every year. While travelers see this as an inconvenience, cab drivers say they'll be happy to pick up the slack.

One cab driver said the last two months have been very slow so the extra cash will be nice. He is expecting to work 12 hour days once BART workers hit the picket lines.

However, work will completely dry up for a food stand inside the Coliseum BART station. The manager has a family of five to feed and won't get paid when the cart shuts down.

BART also plays a major role in getting people to A's games and just to make Monday even more congested, the A's are playing the New York Yankees -- a team that always attracts a big crowd.

LINK: Information on transit alternatives in the event of a BART strike

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