I attended the AC Transit service reduction workshop at Independence Plaza along with about 120 other folks. Someone called both the Fire Dept and the Police because the room was over capacity. The meeting went well: 30-minute presentation of what was happening, 60-minutes of discussion with planners.
On Saturday, Alamedans have one last chance to weigh in on proposed changes to AC Transit’s service. I’ve highlighted what I see as the pros and cons here. The end result is less bus service in Alameda, and no matter what anybody does, that’s where we will end up.
While it’s easy to say, memorable, and shocking, the West End of Alameda is not losing its bus service. But unfortunately, this is becoming the framing for AC Transit’s reduction/restructuring plan.
Tonight is the Transportation Commission/Public Hearing on AC Transit’s proposed 15% service reduction. Alameda City Hall – 7:30 pm. Bay Farm has been very lucky in terms for the bus service that it has had for the past few years.…
East End Service Changes For today’s post, the Northern Waterfront will be included in the east end of the island. Significant changes include:
On Wednesday (July 22), the Transportation Commission will hold a joint public hearing with the Social Services Human Relations Board to discuss the proposed AC Transit service changes aimed at reducing overall service by 15% due to reductions in operations…
While Alameda will lose service of much of its north side, and a direct connection to Fruitvale BART for the far East End, many of the proposed changes offers significant enhancements to existing services.
AC Transit riders should be aware that AC Transit is looking at service cuts of about 15% in response to the CA Legislature/Guvenator’s glorious budget. The budget removes annual operating money from all transit agencies for the next 18 months leaving California transit agencies with large holes in their budget.
With the sounds of newscopters circling Oakland covering the gathering of folks in honor of the four Oakland Police officers killed in the line of duty last weekend, I will be posting a moment of silence this morning.
Tomorrow, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) will be voting on how to spend the stimulus money approved last week by President Obama. It’s not often a government or we have a chance to see the actions of the highest office in America translate so quickly and action in our local community. Based on the MTC staff report, this decision will have a large effect on transit in Alameda and the East Bay.