State Approves Auditing BART’s Finances, Employment Practices

SACRAMENTO(KCBS) — While BART and its unions remain without a contract agreement, a state committee voted on Wednesday to open the transit agency's books and audit their finance and employment practices. The results, however, won't be known for months.

According to the committee, the audit is not expected to begin until after the 60-day cooling-off period imposed on BART and its unions by the state. The cooling-off period ends on October 10th. If an agreement is not reached by then, workers could declare another walkout.

Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) requested to audit BART's financial status, which was approved by the Joint Legislative Audit Committee.