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07/17/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 07/17/2019 16:43

AC TRANSIT TO HOST COMMUNITY MEETINGS AND PUBLIC HEARINGS ON PROPOSED SERVICE CHANGES

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07/17/2019

Community Meetings for Line 96, BRT, Line 60, Line 71 and Line 376 begin Tuesday, July 23

OAKLAND, Calif. - The Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District (AC Transit) Board of Directors is seeking the public's input and feedback on the following proposed bus service improvements.

Alameda Point (Line 96)
The City of Alameda is transforming the former Naval Air Station into a mixed-use neighborhood. The first phase of redevelopment - Site A - includes 400 new units of housing; with many more planned in future phases. As a result, AC Transit expects ridership to grow by 25 percent on Line 96. This proposal seeks to add trips for 15-minute service to Alameda Point to accommodate new ridership demands.

Bus Rapid Transit (BRT)
The East Bay's first-ever Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system launches during the upcoming holiday season. To support BRT's landmark operations, the proposal would replace Line 1 with BRT's 7-minute bus frequency during peak hours. In addition, this proposal would abbreviate Line 801 - to operate between Fremont BART and San Leandro BART - then seamlessly connect OWL service riders with the faster BRT. BRT will also operate along East 14th Street/International Boulevard. Therefore, the proposal seeks to shifts Lines 14 and 47 to alternate streets near Fruitvale BART.

California State University, East Bay (Line 60)
Line 60 currently transports 1200 daily riders in Hayward including CSUEB. Changes in existing college transportation options could shift 2000 riders to Line 60. To support the potential rider increase, this proposal would increase bus frequency to as often as 15 minutes.

Parchester Village (Line 71 and 376)
In a collective effort to improve bus navigation on some of Parchester Village's narrowest streets, this proposal would realign Lines 71 and 376 to less obstructed roadways.

AC Transit will host Community Meetings addressing these proposals, on the following dates and locations:

Tuesday, July 23, 6:00 pm
Parchester Community Center
900 Williams Drive
Richmond, CA 94806

Thursday, July 25, 6:00 pm
BRT Information Center
3322A International Boulevard
Oakland, CA 94601

Wednesday, July 31, 6:00 pm
Alameda City Hall
2263 Santa Clara Avenue
Alameda, CA 94501

Thursday, August 1, 6:00 pm
Hayward City Hall
777 B Street
Hayward, CA 94541

The Board of Directors will host two Public Hearings on the following date and location:

Wednesday, August 7, 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm
AC Transit General Offices
Second Floor Board Room
1600 Franklin Street
Oakland, CA 94612

Each Public Hearing facility is wheelchair accessible. Spanish, Chinese and Vietnamese interpreters will be onsite. Upon request, AC Transit will supply an interpreter for languages other than those identified here or a sign language interpreter. Please direct requests for alternative services to 510.891.7201 at least 72 hours in advance of the hearing.

If unable to attend, submit comments via email, phone, fax or U.S. Mail, before the close of the final hearing, on August 7 to the following:

AC Transit Board of Directors
1600 Franklin Street
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: 510.891.7201, Spanish 510.891.7291, Chinese 510.891.7292
TDD: call 711 and specify 510.891.4700
[email protected]

Additional information is available at actransit.org.