Senator Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord) issued the following statement on the looming BART strike.
“During the last days and months, as Chair of the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee, I spent hours—day and night—with both labor and management. I have listened closely to both sides. For the sake of Bay Area commuters, I believe more than ever that both parties should continue to work to avoid a strike. As someone who represents a district with nine BART stations, all efforts should be made to avoid a disruption in service that would cripple the Bay Area. A strike is bad for everyone.”