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AC Transit Strike Averted

AC Transit reached a deal with workers to avoid a strike.

AC Transit management reached a deal with workers last night to avoid a threatened strike that would have affected bus service in Alameda and throughout the county.


AC Transit to Hold Job Fair for Potential Bus Drivers

On Saturday, August 25th, AC Transit will hold a job fair in Hayward to recruit applicants for bus operator positions.


AC Transit Redistricting Process Underway

Federal and state laws mandate that the Alameda-Contra Cost Transit District (AC Transit) review and adjust its ward boundaries every 10 years following the completion of the federal census, in order to equalize the population in the wards. The agency is holding a series of public meetings through October to work through the adjustment.


AC Transit Approves Fare Increase

The AC Transit Board of Directors has approved a fare increase that automatically raises fares at regular intervals over a 10-year period. Action Alameda News previously reported on the proposed increases last month.


AC Transit Set to Raise Fares

AC Transit is set to raise fares in August. The agency will hear public comments on proposed fare structures and increases tomorrow at its downtown Oakland office.


AC Transit Looks to Fill Seats on the Accessibility Advisory Committee

AC Transit is looking for volunteers to fill vacancies on its Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC). The District is asking for applications from people interested in volunteering their input by serving on the committee as advocates for seniors and bus riders with disabilities.


MTC Approves Resolution to Reassign $35 million from Berkeley/Oakland/San Leandro Bus Rapid Transit Project to Operations Fund

Today, AC Transit announced that the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) voted to approve AC Transit’s proposal to reallocate $35 million in federal funding earmarked for the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project for service in Oakland, Berkeley and San Leandro to the general operating fund. AC Transit hopes to use the money to ameliorate proposed service [...]

Traffic Improvements Will Increase Traffic Congestion on Bay Farm Island

Updated 9/25/09, 11:25 am to clarify statement by Eugenie Thomson about I-880 interchange.

By Erica Madison

For the last ten years, the Alameda Congestion Management Agency has been looking for a way to improve freeway access from High St. to Broadway. A recent study reveals that the new plan to reduce congestion may actually make [...]

AC Transit to Cannibalize BRT Program to Keep the Lights On

In an AC Transit News Brief received today, the agency announced consideration of a plan to shift roughly $80 million of BRT funding to prevent laying-off more than 100 bus drivers and mechanics and avoid half of the planned service cuts. The action would reduce funding for the BRT project from $235 million to roughly [...]

AC Transit Deficit will Result in the Reduction of Services

By Erica Madison

AC Transit’s $57 million deficit has resulted in their decision to cut transit service by 15 percent in the Bay Area, including the City of Alameda.



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