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.
An Alameda native who is suspected of shooting two gas station employees was charged with four felony counts, including two for attempted murder, on Monday, April 25, according to authorities.
Edward Bessonov, 29, is also being charged with two counts of assault with a semi-automatic firearm. He is being held without bail at Santa Rita Jail in Dublin. His plea hearing is scheduled for May 3.
City Council is asking Alameda residents for their input on a concept to make Central Avenue, between Main Street/Pacific Avenue and Sherman Street/Encinal Avenue, safer at the Feb. 24 City Council meeting. City staff’s goal is to make Central Avenue safer for Alamedans traveling by car, bicycle or on foot.
City staff has already created a design proposal and is requesting the Council’s approval at the Feb. 24 meeting. However, the council wants input from the community before they approve the plan.
The Alameda County Public Works Agency will be performing emergency repairs to the High Street Bridge on Friday, Dec. 18. The bridge will be closed from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. to all vehicle, bicycle and pedestrian traffic. There will also be some limitations to marine traffic. The U.S. Coast Guard will communicate this information in its weekly “Coast Guard Local Notices to Mariners.”
Detour signs will be in place to guide motorists around the bridge closure. When travelling through the detour areas, motorists are advised to exercise caution and adhere to all traffic regulations.
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announced they will perform repaving activities on State Route 61 (Encinal Avenue) between Walnut and Chestnut streets the week of Monday, Sept. 10 to Friday, Sept. 14. “No Parking” signs will be placed and detours made available.
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announced yesterday that it will close the Webster and Posey tubes Sept. 13 through 15 and Sept. 20 through 22, for maintenance and servicing of call boxes and stand pipe.
The Webster Tube, entering Alameda, will be closed: