Aug 7, 2013 2:34 PM by Associated Press
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - The Bay Area Rapid Transit agency's general manager says BART and its unions remain far apart on a contract deal.
Grace Crunican testified on Wednesday before a three-member board appointed by Gov. Jerry Brown to investigate the contract dispute between BART and its unions. Brown ordered the investigation on Sunday, with a strike that threatened to snarl Monday morning's commute looming.
The board was given seven days to submit its findings to the governor, who can then petition a court to call a 60-day cooling off period in the negotiations.
Union representatives are scheduled to testify later in the day.
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