As the media have reported, there may be a strike of the Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) system as early as Monday, July 1. Such an event will undoubtedly impact the commute throughout the Bay Area region. The City of San Francisco remains open for business during this time and local City agencies are coordinating to ensure vital public services are not interrupted. To help minimize the impacts from this strike, we are encouraging the businesses community to plan ahead and consider commute alternatives for their employees including:
・ Adjusting Work Hours
・ Taking Alternate Routes
We appreciate your support in sharing this information and working with your employees to help minimize impacts during this time. Please do share and pass on this information. If you have questions and concerns, contact:
Office of Economic and Workforce Development
Tel: (415) 554-6926, firstname.lastname@example.org
Meantime, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) has developed a contingency plan to get people to and from their destinations; including:
To keep major BART corridor service fully staffed, the SFMTA will prioritize Muni service along the following bus routes and rail lines during peak hours:
・ 14 Mission
・ 49 Van Ness-Mission
・ J Church (to and from Balboa Park/Geneva)
・ N Judah (to and from Caltrain @ 4th and King)
Transit Fare Inspectors will be deployed to assist customers with directions on how to reach their destinations and how to purchase their Muni fares.
Parking and Traffic
SFMTA Parking and Traffic, Enforcement and Off-Street Parking employees will be mobilized to implement measures designed to alleviate traffic congestion and to assist travelers. Parking garages may have parking available. Off street parking staff will provide garage managers with additional outreach materials.
Visit www.sfpark.org or download the application to find real-time information about available on and off-street parking spaces and rates in SFpark pilot areas.
Casual carpooling will be expanded for San Francisco-East Bay travelers and available from 3 to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday.
・ Carpooling Departure Point C1 for East Bay locations along the Richmond BART Line is located on Beale Street between Howard and Folsom streets.
・ Carpooling Departure Point C2 for East Bay locations along the Fremont and Dublin/Pleasanton BART lines is located on the west side of Spear Street between Howard and Folsom streets.
・ Carpooling Departure Point C3 for East Bay locations along the Pittsburg/Baypoint BART Line is located on the east side of Spear Street between Howard and Folsom streets.
In the morning, taxi stands will be at key transfer points: Transbay Terminal and Caltrain Station. Evening taxi stands are at downtown hotels. A map of the hotel stands is available on sfmta.com.
Biking or Walking
In addition to transit, carpooling and parking, the SFMTA recommends that commuters consider bicycling and walking when these options are viable. If you plan to use a bicycle for your commute, a map of bicycle routes is available at:http://www.sfmta.com/maps/san-francisco-bike-map-walking-guide.
There are number of transportation alternatives with websites that provide information to help plan commutes during this period. The Bay Area’s 511 website is a valuable resource in helping to plan a trip from anywhere in the Metropolitan Bay Area. Links to many trains, buses and ferries are also provided for your convenience below.
Bay Area Commuting
All things transit at 511.org: http://www.511.org/
Casual carpooling: http://rideshare.511.org/carpool/casual_carpool.aspx
More on casual carpooling: http://www.ridenow.org/carpool/
Alameda/Oakland/Contra Costa: http://www.actransit.org/
Western Contra Costa: http://www.westcat.org/
North Bay: http://www.goldengatetransit.org/
San Mateo County: http://www.samtrans.com/
Santa Clara Valley: http://www.vta.org/
San Francisco: http://www.sfmta.com/
Vallejo, Oakland, Alameda: http://sanfranciscobay