WASHINGTON (AP) — Count commuters among the losers in the Republican tax bill that the House and Senate are expected to vote on next week.
By Tom Terrill : insidebayarea – excpert
As Bay Area transportation officials announce contingency plans in the event of a BART strike as soon as Oct. 11, and a mandated 60-day cooling off period between BART labor and management wanes, the situation remains frustrating for members of the public caught in the middle.
There has never been greater need for agreement on a long-term vision for transportation infrastructure in the Bay Area.
While specific deal points are difficult for any third party to evaluate, major issues at stake are a balancing of fair pay and benefits against the need to protect capital improvement funds for purchases of new BART cars, system safety, expansion of service and improved reliability… (more)