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Strike slows Bay Area traffic

OAKLAND — San Francisco Bay area commuters sweated in crowded buses, shivered on loaded ferries or inched through crowded freeway traffic on Monday after hundreds of train workers demanding higher wages went on strike and the region’s heavily used rail system ground to a halt. The walkout derailed hundreds of thousands of riders who use the nation’s fifth-largest rail system each day, forcing them to find other means of transportation in the second-most congested region in the country. Morning rush hour did not come to a standstill as feared, and some travelers who used carpool lanes and other options added …

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