Jim Allison, communications director for Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART), waits while television reporters position their microphones for his brief press
Jim Allison, communications director for Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART), waits while television reporters position their microphones for his brief press conference, Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, in Oakland, Calif. Both management and union officials said that no progress was being made toward settling their ongoing labor dispute. A 60-day cooling off period imposed by Gov. Jerry Brown expires Thursday night. BART typically carries about 400,000 riders daily. (D. Ross Cameron/Bay Area News Group) ( D. ROSS CAMERON )