George Cohen, center, director of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, talks to the media during a break in contract talks between Bay Area
George Cohen, center, director of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, talks to the media during a break in contract talks between Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) management representatives and union workers, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013 in Oakland, Calif. Cohen announced that the sides are getting closer together, and that trains will run Tuesday. Fellow mediators Scott Beckinbaugh, left, and Greg Lin joined Cohen at the microphone. (D. Ross Cameron / Bay Area News Group)