BART spokeswoman Alicia Trost issued the following statement:
“The BART Board of Directors will have a special board meeting tomorrow, Monday October 21 at 3pm. The Board will meet in closed session to discuss labor negotiations.
BART officials have been in communication with union leaders and the mediator to determine the next steps towards a resolution. No talks are scheduled at this time. Given the fact there is still no agreement on wages and important work rule changes, BART is open to restarting mediated talks if the mediator determines it is appropriate to reconvene.
Since there is no announced end to the strike, commuters are urged to continue to make alternative plans for Monday.
The investigation into Saturday’s tragic accident has been taken over by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). The tragedy has redoubled everyone’s commitment to a quick resolution so we can move forward in a spirit of cooperation to provide service to the Bay Area.
The NTSB has asked BART not to comment, answer questions, or conduct any interviews regarding the investigation.
The NTSB will provide updates moving forward.”