East Bay Bus Rapid Transit at Oakland City Council Public Works Committee

From TransForm:

Oakland City Council will be presented on an update as to how details have been worked out as the East Bay BRT project approaches final design. Staff will present on the Business Impact Mitigation Strategy, Parking Impact Mitigations, and hiring strategies.

Please join us in demonstrating support for both local businesses AND for sorely needed transit improvements for bus riders on the International Blvd corridor.  We’ll post more details here as they are available.

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