Do you ride the bus? If you do (or even if you don’t), you are surely aware by now of the drastic service cuts in the works for AC Transit. I put up an overview of the proposed changes in Oakland last week, and I will be doing some more detailed posts about the plans for various parts of the City next week.
You can look at a list of all the proposed changes on the AC Transit website, and from there, you can leave comments about any specific line you choose to.
But the best way to give input on this, and to learn how these service cuts will impact your life, is to attend one of AC Transit’s service reduction workshops. The changes as currently proposed are not set in stone, and your feedback about how you use a line, or how a proposed change will hurt or help your commute can make a difference in terms of what eventually gets adopted. I strongly urge all bus-riding readers to attend.
The first Oakland workshop takes place tomorrow morning (Saturday, September 12), from 10:30 AM to noon at the AC Transit Offices, 1600 Franklin Street. The meeting will be in the 2nd floor Board Room. (Walk in the building entrance, go to the elevator, and press 2. It’s pretty intuitive. Also, I’m sure they’ll put up signs.
If you can’t make it tomorrow, there will be another Oakland meeting on Wednesday from 6:30 to 8 at the Fruitvale-San Antonio Senior Center (in the Fruitvale Transit Village).