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Details about alternate transportation options and all other information related to a possible transit disruption will be posted online at http://safety.sfsu.edu/content/business-continuity. Human Resources, Safety and Risk Management will also operate a phone hotline at (415) 338-2565.

For official news and updates about a possible BART strike, follow the University's Twitter account at http://www.twitter.com/SFSU

 

SF State is preparing for a potential Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) strike and is encouraging students, faculty and staff members to start planning now for any possible disruption of transit service.

The University is mobilizing a number of resources to ensure that disruption to classes and other campus operations in the event of a strike is minimal, said Associate Director for Business Continuity Corinne Da Cunha. Those preparations include securing alternate transit options for commuters who use BART.

A photo of people boarding an SF State shuttle on 19th Avenue.

SF State is preparing for potential transit disruption due to a BART strike, including working to modify shuttle schedules.

"We're encouraging everyone to plan ahead," Da Cunha said. "We can't completely mitigate the impact of such a large-scale transportation disruption, but the key is in the planning."

President Wong has released a video message urging community members to plan ahead for a potential BART strike. To view the video, visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLw9D0u1wII

BART could cease operations as soon as Oct. 11 if its unions and management fail to reach a new labor agreement. The rail service connects students, faculty and staff from the East Bay and parts of the Peninsula to SF State primarily by way of the Daly City station, located about a mile and a half from campus. SF State offers a free shuttle between that station and the main campus.

To prepare for a possible transit disruption SF State is, among other arrangements, working to secure overflow parking near campus and exploring modified shuttle schedules that include pickups in the East Bay. On Oct. 7, the University will host an hour-long faculty workshop on how to use iLearn to support online teaching and learning. Faculty and students can also visit http://at.sfsu.edu/onlinequickstart to learn how to use the online tools. In addition, faculty and staff members are encouraged to discuss alternate work schedules or arrangements with their supervisors if necessary.

Details about alternate transportation options and all other information related to a possible transit disruption will be posted online at http://safety.sfsu.edu/content/business-continuity. Human Resources, Safety and Risk Management will also operate a phone hotline at (415) 338-2565.

For official news and updates about a possible BART strike, follow the University's Twitter account at http://www.twitter.com/SFSU

-- Jonathan Morales

Last update: 
2016-01-27 11:44
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