BART Strike Averted Hours before Deadline

Fresno, Calif. "Trains will run stations will be staffed and I'm very happy to say that we've reached an agreement that will continue the trains running," said ATU President Jesse Hunt.

Union representatives and Bay Area Rapid Transit negotiated through the weekend in a last-ditch effort to avoid a walkout that would have affected some 330,000 riders.

The pact still must be ratified by BART's 900 operators and ticket agents.

A strike could have put another 60,000 vehicles on the road and created hours-long delays on freeways.

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