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Alerts on possible BART strike:

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BART to offer limited bus service:

BART’s contingency plan includes offering very limited bus service during the peak commute periods. Although BART is deploying limited bus service, the agency says it only has the capabilities to serve about 6,000 passengers each day, in each direction, depending upon traffic. The normal passenger load is 400,000.

BART will provide limited round trip charter bus service at no charge:

From El Cerrito del Norte, West Oakland, Concord, Walnut Creek, Lafayette, Dublin/ Pleasanton, San Leandro, Hayward, and Fremont stations directly into San Francisco from 5 am to 8 am and back from a stop near the San Francisco Transbay Terminal (loading zone located at Howard Street between Fremont Street and Beale Street) from 3 pm to 7 pm.

BART will have 5-15 buses at each station during the weekday.

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 Transit Alternatives:

AC Transit: If BART strikes, AC Transit will run its regular service -- in the East Bay, to San Francisco, and to the Peninsula. They will have additional seating capacity on existing local and transbay lines. They will also supplement transbay lines to San Francisco with extra service to the extent possible, depending on bus and operator availability.
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Caltrain: No information at this time.
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Capitol Corridor: All Capitol Corridor trains and connecting buses will operate regularly scheduled service, though transfers to BART at the Richmond station would be suspended. The Richmond Amtrak / Capitol Corridor platform will remain open for Capitol Corridor and San Joaquin trains during a potential strike for those riders en route to Richmond or for those riders who originate there. Capitol Corridor trains may carry more riders than usual, resulting in less available seating on board.  Due to rail equipment demands, they will be limited in their ability to add additional coaches to trains or increase service to accommodate extra ridership.
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County Connection: County Connection will maintain service to local riders, and plans to provide special shuttles to travel into Oakland at Broadway and 20th Street to connect with AC Transit service.
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Golden Gate Ferry: Golden Gate Larkspur Ferry does have some available capacity on morning departures but the parking lot generally fills by about 8:15 am on weekdays. Carpooling or being dropped off are your best options. Golden Gate Ferry will also provide a vessel to San Francisco Bay Ferry and operate a few trips between San Francisco and Oakland in the morning and afternoon peak commute periods.
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Golden Gate Transit: Will provide bus connections from East Bay BART stations to San Rafael Transit Center as well as connections within San Francisco and to park and ride lots.
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Samtrans: No information at this time.
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San Francisco Bay Ferry:Will operate the schedule provided in this Service Advisory.
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SFMTA: Muni: Muni will prioritize service along key bus routes and rail lines during peak hours. Additional temporary taxi stands will also be available at key transfer points.
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SolTrans: Will operate supplemental service to the San Francisco Transbay Terminal during peak morning and afternoon weekday commutes.
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WestCAT: WestCAT will set up temporary bus stops on Kearny Street outside of the El Cerrito del Norte BART station. WestCAT will not enter the BART station during the strike. WestCAT will operate regular J service on Saturday and Sunday. Columbus Day, Monday, October 14, 2013 is a regular weekday.
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