New Shuttles Doing Loops

Photo by Henry Dixon. An Alameda Loop Shuttle appears with, from left to right: Brock Keck, maintenance manager; Alasha Campbell, shuttle driver; Victoria Williams, City of Alameda paratransit coordinator and Gregg Eisenberg, general manager.

Two new accessible shuttle buses began operation on Oct. 31 to meet the growing transportation needs of Alamedans. Riders need not wait more than 30 minutes for a shuttle at each designated stop. Both Alameda Loop Shuttles (formerly called Alameda Paratransit Shuttles) are equipped with bike racks and wheelchair lifts. 

The two buses run three separate routes Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

  • Tuesdays: West Loop (between Alameda Landing and downtown), leaving Anne B. Diament Senior Plaza at 920 Park St. and Target on the hour and half past the hour. 
  • Wednesdays: East Loop (between Bay Farm Island, downtown Alameda and Mastick Senior Center), leaving Waters Edge Lodge at 801 Island Drive on the hour and half past the hour.
  • Thursdays: Central Loop (between downtown Alameda, Shore Line Drive and Bridgeside Center), leaving Anne B. Diament Senior Plaza at 920 Park St. on the hour and half past the hour. 

All routes stop at common destinations including: Alameda Hospital, Alameda Main Library, Alameda Theater, Kaiser Permanente, Mastick Senior Center and South Shore Center.

The service is open to all, and provides preferential seating for seniors and people with disabilities. Shuttle drivers can assist riders with boarding and exiting the shuttle, securing wheelchairs and carrying up to five bags of groceries or a folding shopping cart.

For schedules and more information visit: www.AlamedaLoopShuttle.com