East Bay BRT Community Meeting – San Leandro

"At the upcoming meeting, AC Transit will provide detailed information on the San Leandro draft plan for Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) and collect feedback to present to policy makers."

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Bay Area’s First BRT System Coming to the East Bay By 2016

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Transit riders in the East Bay will get a boost in 2016 with the arrival of the region’s first Bus Rapid Transit corridor, connecting San Leandro and Oakland. The project recently reached a major milestone with the release of its final environmental impact report (EIR). AC Transit will begin fielding public feedback on the EIR […]

Oakland City Council Endorses BRT Routing for Further Study

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Image: AC Transit Bus Rapid Transit in the East Bay cleared an important hurdle yesterday as the Oakland City Council cast a unanimous vote in support of adopting a "locally preferred alternative" route. The route through Oakland would travel primarily on International Boulevard and Telegraph Avenue as part of a future AC Transit BRT corridor […]

Advocates Rebuff Merchant’s Absurd Argument Against East Bay BRT

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In an op-ed in the Oakland Tribune yesterday, local business owner Randy Reed laid down a whopping piece of misinformation: For businesses, he wrote, enhancing East Bay transportation options with Bus Rapid Transit will be no different than when construction removes all of the car parking on a street. Reed, who led the charge in killing the Telegraph Avenue […]

Oakland City Council Gives Final Approval to East Bay BRT

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The Oakland City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved the 9.5-mile East Bay Bus Rapid Transit line that will run from downtown Oakland to San Leandro. The vote in Oakland follows a similar approval by San Leandro’s City Council on Monday. The dual approvals mark a huge victory for advocacy groups and AC Transit, which first […]

Community Meeting: Oakland BRT (Bus Rapid Transit)

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Oakland needs your input on the proposed plan for BRT. Come to one of seven planned community meetings to make sure City Council hears your voice. Similar to light rail without tracks, BRT features bus-only lanes, level boarding and fare payment at stations to achieve faster and more reliable service. East Bay BRT is proposed […]

Is the Geary Bus Rapid Transit Project in Jeopardy?

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Photo: plug1 If the Geary Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project doesn’t get some love from advocates and the general public, the project could be in trouble, according to several people closely following the process. "I look to the left, I look to the right, all I see is opposition and criticism," says Joel Ramos, a […]