Crossing Shuttle to End

 

The Estuary Crossing Shuttle, which the City launched six years ago, will end Friday, June 30. The shuttle served  students attending both the College of Alameda and Laney College. 

The service also provide another option for bicyclists who travel between the West End and Oakland. 

AC Transit bus lines 19 and 36 now provide more frequent service, for more hours of the day than the shuttle. The Estuary Crossing Shuttle only provides a weekday commute-hour service, while lines 19 and 26 provide weekend service. 

Staff is encouraging AC Transit to to install three-bike racks on all buses serving Alameda. They also hope to convince the service to allow bicyclists to ride for free through the tubes on the short trip between Alameda and Oakland. 

“In the longer-term, the City is evaluating options for a water shuttle, a bicycle-pedestrian bridge, and improved tube crossings,” the City stated. 

Current shuttle riders are encouraged to use 511.org to find a new transportation option. They can learn more about the change at www.EstuaryXINGshuttle.org.