Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District service returns to the salesforce transit center August

July 23, 2019

The Transbay Bus Line service, with the Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District (AC Transit), is coming back to the Salesforce Transit Center August 11 after months of appraisals and review.

“Following last year’s discovery of fissures in the steel beams supporting the bus deck, the AC Transit Board of Directors demanded assurances that repairs of the beams would be unequivocally safe and sound,” said AC Transit Board President Joe Wallace. “The findings presented to our Board provided robust certainties that support restoring service to our 13,000 daily Transbay riders.”

Bus Operator training is ahead of forecasted schedules, and the Transbay Joint Powers Authority (TJPA) construction crews are making advancements in the reinstallation of bus deck interior finishes – columns, posts, floors, walls and ceiling treatments – has accelerated AC Transit’s return date.

In addition to the nationally recognized five-member Peer Review Committee, empaneled by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), AC Transit performed its internal review of the steel beam remediation.

“Our engineering staff members observed installation, monitored physical inspections, reviewed girder fabrication, design stresses and inspection reports of the girders at Fremont and First Streets,” said General Manager Michael Hursh. “This comprehensive analysis was the foundation I needed to assure that our bus operators, service employees, mechanics, and road supervisors are indeed safely working in a world-class transit center.”

AC Transit riders are reminded that operating hours and frequency of Transbay Bus Lines are limited on Sunday’s; as a result, the full launch of all 26 Transbay Lines and 4 Early Bird Express Lines will resume on Monday, August 12.

Transbay lines will once again bypass congested San Francisco surface streets by traveling the dedicated bus ramp.

Twenty-seven bus bays, dedicated exclusively to AC Transit, allows the system to better accommodate the popularity of Transbay Bus Lines and double-deck coaches. Recommissioning the transit center also restores the first of its kind Bus Storage Facility (BSF). The BSF is located adjacent to the Salesforce Transit Center and helps the district to reduce fuel consumption, maintenance costs and greenhouse gases.