BART Strike Barely Felt in Marin - NBC Bay Area

BART Strike Barely Felt in Marin

Traffic flowed, and a few extra passengers boarded ferries.



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    It was a "little busier" in Marin County during the commute on Monday -- in stark contrast to the havoc and chaos elsewhere in the Bay Area during Day 1 of the BART workers' strike, according to reports.

    Traffic across the Golden Gate Bridge was "smooth," the Marin Independent Journal reported. And on the Larkspur ferry, there were a grand total of 178 additional passengers compared to last week, according to Golden Gate Bridge district officials.

    Officials were worried that drivers would attempt to flee the Bay Bridge and case traffic on Sir Francis Drake Boulevard in Marin in between the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge and the Golden Gate Bridge, the newspaper reported.

    But the backups have yet to emerge, the newspaper reported. "Traffic flowed unimpeded all morning," according to reports.

    BART carries 400,000 people a day, half of which go between San Francisco and the East Bay, the newspaper reported.

    BART's two biggest labor unions went on strike at 12:01 a.m. Monday morning after their labor contracts expired.