With the advent of a Day Pass and fare discounts for Clipper Card users, AC Transit will introduce a new fare policy on July, 1 to streamline the boarding process and make bus service much better for bus riders and the agency.
The AC Transit Board of Directors has approved the selection of lead artists Johanna Poethig and Mildred Howard, supported by Joyce Hsu and Peter Richards, to enhance the 34 stations planned as part of the 9.5-mile East Bay Bus Rapid Transit system.
As part of its ongoing campaign to give passengers A Better Ride, AC Transit has refitted all of its buses with a state-of-the art fare collection system that makes boardings quicker, less confusing and much easier to tally.
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.
AC Transit management and the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 192 (ATU), which represents the agency’s bus operators and mechanics, have tentatively agreed to terms of a new labor contract for the 1,625 bus operators and mechanics.