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October 25, 2011 > Directors go to the community

Directors go to the community

Submitted By Clarence L. Johnson

In an effort to increase public input and make its meeting more accessible to the community, the AC Transit Board of Directors will convene its regularly scheduled meeting at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 26, 2011, in the Newark City Council Chambers instead of at the AC Transit headquarters in downtown Oakland. The change of venue will give southern Alameda County bus riders and the general public the opportunity of easier access to and greater participation at a board meeting.

"As a board, we think it's essential to come to our riders because we understand that they cannot always come to us,'' said Board President Elsa Ortiz. "It's important for us to see and feel the communities we serve and for the residents to be able to meet us, ask questions face-to-face and to expect to look us in the eye for answers. It's the way the process is supposed to be."

As at all board meetings, attendees may comment on any item on the agenda by signing up to speak when they arrive. Additionally, during "Public Comment," at the beginning of the meeting, the public may also speak about items not on the agenda. The meeting agenda was posted to the AC Transit website on Friday, October 21, 2011 (see "Board meetings" on the homepage).

Among other things, the board is expected to consider an update on service and operations in southern Alameda County; a report on the District's Automated Vehicle Annunciation (talking buses); a report on Intra-Vehicle Text Message Signage; and the possible adoption of the 2012 state and federal advocacy programs.

For more information, visit

AC Transit Board Meeting
Wednesday, Oct 26
5:00 p.m.
Newark City Council Chambers
37101 Newark Boulevard, Newark

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