UCSF Commuters Urged to Make Contingency Plans for 2nd Possible BART Strike

A second possible strike by Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) labor unions is likely to disrupt the commutes of many UC San Francisco employees next week, so they should make contingency transportation plans.

BART officials and labor leaders have reported that they continue bargaining, but a strike is set to begin Monday, Aug. 5, if weekend negotiations are unsuccessful, shutting down the nation’s sixth largest rail line.

UCSF supervisors should talk with their staff about possible impacts on commutes and discuss options so that the campus and medical center can continue business as usual.

UCSF employees are encouraged to explore carpooling, vanpooling and telecommuting from home if operationally feasible, and/or working with their supervisors to arrange flexible work schedules temporarily.

In the event that the strike goes forward, the following are transportation resources and alternatives to BART:

  • Transportation information can be found at Campus Life Services Transportation Services.
  • Commuter tips are available by calling 511 and asking for “rideshare,” or visiting the website 511 SF Bay to find information about starting a carpool and schedules for buses and ferries. The 511.org website also has links to transit agency sites for more information on modified services.
  • Use Zimride to share a ride with fellow UCSF commuters. All UCSF students, staff, and faculty are eligible to sign-up and use Zimride for free. Sign up at http://zimride.com/ucsf

Members of the UCSF community also can sign up for BART alerts.