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June 29, 2012 > Dumbarton Bridge service to increase

Dumbarton Bridge service to increase

Many more trips across the span and new WiFi

Submitted By Clarence Johnson

Bus travel between the East Bay and the Peninsula will become easier and more frequent on July 2, 2012, when the Dumbarton Bridge Express service is expanded.

Lines DB and DB1 will undergo a major overhaul, increasing bus service from Union City to Palo Alto by approximately 80 percent.

Under the new plan, approved by the AC Transit Board of Directors, Line DB1 will cross the bridge three times more often than currently. On Line DB, more trips will be added during the day and evening commutes.

The expanded service will mean a variety of changes and improvements, including: 1) Extending the Line DB from the Palo Alto Caltrain station to the Stanford campus (the Oval). This is intended to help relieve crowded conditions on AC Transit's Line U. 2) Discontinuing a segment of Line DB south of the Caltrain station, along El Camino Real and Page Mill Road. 3) Expanding Line DB1 to operate along the entire Page Mill Road/Deer Creek loop, with added trips. 4) Outfitting all DB Express buses with new WiFi technology for faster connections during the trans-Bay commute. 5) Minimizing passengers' wait-times at bus stops by making real-time departures information available.

The Dumbarton Express service is overseen by the Dumbarton Bridge Regional Operations Consortium (DBROC) - comprised of AC Transit, BART, SamTrans, Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority and Union City Transit. The service is operated and maintained under contract with MV Transportation. AC Transit administers the Dumbarton Express service on behalf of the Consortium.

Additional scheduling information and a new Dumbarton Express route map is online at www.ACTransit.org and by calling 511 and saying "AC Transit."

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