AC Transit is an innovative, modern bus system, owned by the public of the East Bay. Its family tree dates back to 1869…the year Americas two coasts were joined by the transcontinental railroad with the driving of the golden spike. In the same year, 1869, the Suez Canal opened, linking the Mediterranean with the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean. That’s the year when AC Transit’s first predecessor began carrying passengers from the Jack London Waterfront into burgeoning Oakland in a horse-drawn rail car.
For the second year in a row, AC Transit is experiencing a boom in ridership, with its transbay lines showing particularly remarkable increases in passengers — including a 37.3 percent ridership jump on one line.
The transbay bus commute to San Francisco has now become smoother and more luxurious with the purchase of 54 state-of-the- art commuter-style coaches — the first 16 of which will begin service Nov. 8 with free Wi-Fi and comfy high-back seats.
Hoping to avert a strike by its bus operators and mechanics, the AC Transit Board of Directors wants Gov. Jerry Brown to impose a 60-day cooling off period to eliminate any chance of a walkout by AC Transit employees later this week.
With new schedules and an expansion of service, ridership for the Dumbarton Express Bus lines reached an all time high in August 2013, soaring to 15 percent above the annual ridership calculated in August 2012.
The San Leandro City Council voted unanimously to support the building of AC Transit’s bus rapid transit (BRT) project, a transportation system that is more reliable and environmentally friendly with enhanced streetscapes and quicker commutes.
AC Transit is an innovative, modern bus system, owned by the public of the East Bay. Its family tree dates back to 1869…the year Americas two coasts were joined by the transcontinental railroad with the driving of the golden spike. In the same year...