Oakland City Council Meeting: EB Bus Rapid Tranist (BRT)

"After several years of studying various alternatives for BRT in Oakland, the City is proposing a revised alignment in Oakland and is previewing this along with community input from Committee and City Council meetings. Now is the time to let your elected officials know how you feel about implementing BRT in Oakland!"

Also, check out the Oakland Public Works Committee Meeting – BRT agenda item on the calendar.

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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 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 […]

The Oakland Airport Connector: BART’s Little Engine that Could?

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The fatigue is palpable, but the battle over BART”s Oakland Airport Connector (OAC) is nowhere near its conclusion. That’s the message coming out of yet another marathon hearing today at the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), the region’s transportation planning body, over the merits of the airport connector, which I would argue has now become the […]

Oakland City Council BRT Meeting

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From TransForm: If the Business Sustainability Plan for Bus Rapid Transit along International Blvd in Oakland at the Oakland Public Works Committee meeting on November 12, it will go to the full City Council meeting. Please attend this meeting and help bring BRT to Oakland! Learn more about BRT on our blog.