AC Transit

 

The City of Alameda and Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District (AC Transit) have partnered to provide free bus passes for up to 167 senior or disabled residents of Alameda Point Collaborative (APC) a low-income, supportive housing community at Alameda Point. 

 

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. 

 

The city and AC Transit’s Inter-agency Liaison Committee will meet next week to discuss public-transportation-related developments. Among the items on the agenda are updates on bus lines 19, 31 and 96. Line 19 serves the Northern Waterfront, while lines 31 and 96 carry passengers from Alameda Point to the MacArthur and Fruitvale BART stations respectively. 

 

Local officials including City of Alameda Mayor Trish Spencer celebrated new Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District (AC Transit) Bus Service. 

The launch of bus Line 19 — a new bus route operating between Fruitvale BART and Downtown Oakland via Alameda’s Buena Vista Avenue — took place on Dec. 18 last year. 

The new service represents the second phase of AC Transit’s expansion of service funded via Measure BB. Some $30 million in annual tax revenues will fund a nearly 14 percent increase in overall bus service. 

 

AC Transit announced recently its bus line number 19 will begin running through Alameda starting Sunday, Dec. 18. The new line will connect the Fruitvale BART station with Downtown Oakland via Buena Vista Avenue in Alameda. Stops include: Fruitvale Avenue, Blanding Avenue, Broadway, Sherman Street, Atlantic Avenue and the Posey and Webster tubes. 

See actransit.org for maps and schedules. 

 

The city recently announced that construction on a revived AC Transit Line 19 — the installation of concrete bus pads, bus stop signs and red curbs — will soon get underway. AC Transit halted service on Line 19 more than 6 years ago on March 28, 2010. The line served the Northern Waterfront. Meetings between AC Transit and the city led to the resurrection of the service. As it did in its previous incarnation, Line 19 will serve businesses and residents along Buena Vista Avenue. It will carry passengers to Oakland’s Fruitvale and 12th Street BART stations. 

 

Keep in mind, during this weekend’s Island Jam festival Webster Street will be closed to vehicle traffic between Pacific and Central avenues. Bus scheduling and routes will also be affected. 

Beginning 12:01 a.m. Saturday, June 18, and continuing through 9 p.m. Sunday, June 19, lines 20, 31, 51A, 851 and O will be detoured on Webster Street and Santa Clara Avenue for the Island Jam. 

Last year the city’s Transportation Commission appointed a subcommittee to identify transit priorities for AC Transit’s Service Expansion Plan. The subcommittee identified three specific priorities.

Alameda County Transportation Commission has joined with transit partners AC Transit and Livermore Amador Valley Transportation Authority/Wheels to host transportation open houses in Oakland, Hayward and Fremont this month. These open houses will provide opportunities to learn more about and discuss public transit, major streets and roadways, trucking, goods movement and shipping.  

AC Transit fees changing
AC Transit will be changing up their fare options starting on Tuesday, July 1, 2014. Riders will be able to choose the option of a Day Pass, which provides the rider with unlimited travel on any regular line for $5.