April 24, 2012 > Public hearing for Bus Rapid Transit project
Public hearing for Bus Rapid Transit project
Submitted By Clarence Johnson
The AC Transit Board of Directors will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 to consider certifying the Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) and adopting a Locally Preferred Alternative for the East Bay Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project. The community is encouraged to attend the hearing from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., and again from 5:00 p.m. to at least 6:30 p.m., but longer if necessary, at the AC Transit General Offices, 1600 Franklin Street, Oakland.
The East Bay BRT project is designed to significantly improve the speed, reliability, and quality of bus service in the Berkeley-Oakland-San Leandro corridor along Telegraph Avenue, Broadway, International Boulevard, and East 14th Street. BRT projects around the world have combined the best features of rail with the flexibility and cost advantages of bus transit.
The two alternatives being studied are 1) 14.4-mile BRT line connecting Berkeley, Oakland, and San Leandro, terminating in the north near the Berkeley BART station and in the south at the San Leandro BART station, and 2) 9.5-mile BRT line connecting Oakland and San Leandro, terminating in the north at the Uptown Transit Center at 20th Street & Broadway and in the south at the San Leandro BART station.
More details on the FEIR and the BRT project are available at www.actransit.org