AC Transit Seeks Input on Station Designs for Bus Rapid Transit
September 24, 2012
With recent approvals from the AC Transit Board of Directors and the cities of Oakland and San Leandro, AC Transit's Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project has moved into the design phase with actual construction expected to begin in 2014. To meet neighborhood needs and ensure community compatibility, ACTransit is holding workshops to display proposed station designs and get opinions from local businesses and residents on what might work best.
The meetings will be held on:
Bus Rapid Transit is a high-capacity rapid transit system that reduces travel times. With dedicated lanes and signal priority, and prominent stations with convenient boarding of buses, BRT would offer residents a viable alternative to congested city streets. AC Transit's new BRT service will run from downtown Oakland to San Leandro BART, offering service every five minutes at new boarding stations that will be spaced at four- to- five- block intervals. MTC is providing $43 million in Regional Measure 2 bridge toll funds for BRT construction, and $3 million annually to help operate the new service.
At the meetings, the public will learn about the "kit of parts" approach to tailoring stations to neighborhoods and communities, and be informed about crosswalk treatments and other amenities. A second round of meetings on neighborhood designs will be held in November.
The community input will ultimately impact the stations' preliminary designs that will be released to the public in early 2013.
For more information, visit: www.actransit.org
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