College Avenue Safeway rebuild

Proposed service change:

-Transbay E. Trips would be reduced from 5 to 4 buses in morning and from 8 to 7 in evening.

-Replace line 51 with two lines

-Create a new line (No. 3) to replace a segment of Line 51, which would operate from Rockridge BART to Fruitvale BART via College Ave., Broadway, and Webster St. in Berkeley and Oakland; continue via Webster St., Santa Clara Ave., Broadway, Tilden Way, and the Fruitvale Bridge in Alameda. Frequencies would be reduced compared to current Line 51.

- Create a new line (No. 4) to replace a segment of Line 51, which would operate from Berkeley Amtrak to Rockridge BART, traveling via University Ave. and College Ave. Frequencies would be reduced compared to current Line 51

-   Line No. 7 - Frequency would be reduced between El Cerrito del Norte BART and Solano Ave. & The Alameda to 40 mins. during the commute period and 60 minutes other times. Frequency would be unchanged between Rockridge BART and Solano Ave. & The Alameda. Service hours would be reduced by 1 hour in evening.

 

AC Transit proposes splitting Line 51 at the Rockridge BART station

September 2, 2009: AC Transit conducting community workshops & public meetings, Sept. 8- Sept. 30

Dear Community Partner:

I hope you will find the following information about upcoming AC Transit community workshops useful.  The workshops are designed to provide information and gather input about proposed service changes that our Board of Directors will consider at public hearings later in September.

A complete list of changes proposed in the 2009 Service Adjustments Plan has been posted to the AC Transit Web site www.actransit.org as well as background information including information about AC Transit budget reductions and the process we are undertaking to accomplish these service cuts.  A hard copy of this letter along with a printed brochure detailing the changes will be sent to all community organizations on our mailing list.  Printed brochures detailing the proposed changes will be available at the community workshops and on buses in early September. You may also request a brochure by calling 511 (and saying, "AC Transit").

AC Transit is working to reach as many riders as possible in order to maximize attendance at the community workshops.  To make that happen, I am requesting some assistance from you.  You can help by including this information in your online and print publications, community calendars and other mailings.  AC Transit staff wants to talk with and hear suggestions from as many riders as possible.

Community Workshops*
Tuesday, September 8, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
North Berkeley Senior Center
1901 Hearst Avenue
Berkeley
Take the bus: Lines 51, 52L, 79, FS

Thursday, September 10, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Maple Hall
13831 San Pablo Avenue, #4
San Pablo
Take the bus: Lines 72, 72R, 76, L

Saturday, September 12, 10:30 a.m. - Noon
AC Transit General Offices
1600 Franklin Street, 2nd Floor Board Room
Oakland
Take the bus: All lines serving downtown Oakland (also BART to 19th Street)

Saturday, September 12, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Independence Plaza
Ruth Rambeau Community Room
703 Atlantic Avenue
Alameda
Take the bus: Lines 51, 63, O

Tuesday, September 15, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
California School for the Blind Theater
500 Walnut Avenue
Fremont
Take the bus: Lines 99, 215, 217

Wednesday, September 16, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Fruitvale-San Antonio Senior Center
3301 East 12th Street, Suite 201
Oakland
Take the bus: Lines 1,1R, 14, 40, 53 (also BART to Fruitvale)

Thursday, September 17, 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Bayfair Center Community Room
East 14th Street & Fairmont Drive, 2nd floor (near escalator)
San Leandro
Take the bus: Lines 1, 1R, 84, 93, 99 (also BART to Bayfair)

Thursday, September 17, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Hayward City Hall
777 B Street, Room 2A
Hayward
Take the bus: All lines serving Hayward BART

Public Hearings* 

Wednesday, September 23, 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
AC Transit General Offices
1600 Franklin Street, 2nd Floor Board Room
Oakland
Take the bus: All lines serving downtown Oakland (also BART to 19th Street)

Wednesday, September 30, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
California School for the Blind Theater
500 Walnut Avenue
Fremont
Take the bus: Lines 99, 215, 217

Thank you for your support of bus transit in the East Bay.  I look forward to working with you to deliver the best possible service to our riders.

Very truly yours,
Jim Gleich
Deputy General Manager

* All locations are accessible by wheelchair. On-site or nearby parking is available. Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, and ASL sign language interpreters can be provided, if needed. Please call (510) 891-4851 at least three days before the particular workshop or public hearing. For hearing-impaired only, please call TDD/TTY (800) 488-9790.