transportation

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. 

Alameda County has extended the High Street Bridge closure hours until 8:30 p.m. to enable timely completion of bridge repairs. The bridge will close to all vehicle, bicycle, and pedestrian traffic Friday, Nov. 20 and Monday to Wednesday Nov. 23 to 25 from 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. There will also be some limitations to marine traffic.  The US Coast Guard will communicate this information in its weekly “Coast Guard Local Notices to Mariners.”

Freeway construction on I-880 just north of the Park Street Bridge will begin affecting traffic in July, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announced last week.  Caltrans said that it awarded contacts for the project in April. The contractors will replace two existing freeway overcrossings at 23rd Avenue along with the overcrossing at 29th Avenue. 

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.  

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announced today that it will close the Posey Tube in mid-January for cleaning and other maintenance.

The Posey Tube, leaving Alameda, will be closed as follows:

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announced today (Thursday, Dec. 3) that it will close the Posey Tube next week for cleaning and other maintenance.

The Posey Tube, leaving Alameda, will be closed as follows:

  • Wednesday, December 9, from 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. the following morning.
  • Thursday, December 10, from 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. the following morning.

Questions or information about the Tube closures should be directed to Tony Padilla, Caltrans, Tunnels & Tubes, at (510) 286-0315.

The city of Alameda Public Works Department held a community meeting to discuss staff recommended parking improvements on Adelphian Way and Mecartney Road Tuesday at Bay Farm Elementary School’s multipurpose room.

The city and the Water Emergency and Transportation Agency (WETA), the agency that runs the ferry service, have been working together to come up with a solution to provide more parking for ferry riders near the Harbor Bay Ferry Terminal. 

The City of Alameda will be able to use $400,000 to develop policies and procedures regarding transportation at Alameda Point thanks to The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC). The money comes in the form of two grants. 

The first $150,000 will fund staff time needed to develop a Transportation Demand Management Plan which will help create a transit-oriented community that minimizes automobile travel and encourages the use of alternative modes of transportation.  

Alameda could become key water transportation hub

Richard Bangert

A public hearing is scheduled next Monday evening, Jan. 6, in San Francisco to take comments on the proposed facility for the San Francisco Bay ferries at Alameda Point. At that time, the Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) Design Review Board will host its first hearing to determine if the project complies with its guidelines. These include ensuring maximum public shoreline access, preserving scenic views and enhancing the shoreline visual experience through appropriate design appearance.