Lessons from the BART Strike

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Regardless of your politics, the BART strike has forced a number of Bay Area commuters to rethink their commuting practices using social media. It's a lesson those of us who commute by public transit and private transit should consider before the situation arises. 

 
At least one BART union agreed Saturday to put the transit agency's contract proposal to a vote, but commuters looking for a quick end to the 2-day-old strike should hold off on the celebrations.
 
The Metropolitan Transportation Commission began offering $5 gift cards for Peet's Coffee and Tea to drivers willing to pick up passengers at "casual carpool" locations near the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, and a few of BART's estimated 400,000 commuters over the weekend began posting online ads asking for —and offering — rides downtown http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/10/20/bart-strike-san-francisco-monday/3096849/