San Franciscos Bay Area Rapid Transit Grinds To A Halt

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Two of San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit's largest unions went on strike after weekend talks with management failed to produce a new contract. The move ensures a nightmarish journey ahead for Monday commuters.


NPR's business news starts with a mass transit strike.


MONTAGNE: San Francisco's Bay Area Rapid Transit - or BART - has ground to its halt after two main unions went on strike. That followed talks over the weekend that failed - with the big issues being, salaries, pensions and health care.

The shutdown of the country's fifth-largest rail rapid transit system affects some 400,000 riders.

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