Mayor Jean Quan (right) listens as the announcement to end the BART strike is made Monday night. Photo by Jenny Chaussee.

As negotiations dragged on in last week’s BART debacle, a raft of politicians stepped in hoping to build up their political capital around a new issue: transportation issues in the Bay Area. Though Mayor Jean Quan was in China for some of the negotiation process, meeting with current and potential investors for the Brooklyn Basin…

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ATU Local 1555 President Antonette Bryant announced Monday night that BART and worker unions had come to a tentative agreement ending the four-day BART strike. Photo credit: Jennifer Chaussee

At a little after 10 p.m. Monday night, officials made the announcement the Bay Area had been waiting for: the BART strike is officially over. Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1555 President Antonette Bryant said the unions and management reached “a tentative agreement.” BART General Manager Grace Crunican said the offer was more than management wanted…

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