The Bay Area crept through the third day of a BART strike Sunday with no signs that trains would be running anytime soon.
Monday is expected to be the worst day yet for commuters who have faced heavier freeway congestion and longer lines for buses and ferries in the absence of BART service. The transit agency is typically at its busiest at the beginning of the work week.
In the wake of Saturday's tragic accident that killed two BART workers, there were indications that officials from the transit district and its two largest unions had been in touch with each other as well as a federal mediator about the possibility of resuming talks. However, there remain no plans for workers to return to their jobs.