Talk transportation with the League

Over the next week, League of Women Voters Oakland will be hosting two events to discuss transportation issues in Oakland.

The first will take place tomorrow night at Oakland City Hall. AC Transit At-large Director Joel Young will give a presentation, followed by a Q&A, about the agency. Here’s the event description, from the League:

Hitching a Ride of AC Transit: Where’s this Bus Headed?

Joel Young, Director-at-Large for AC Transit, will talk about the state of AC Transit and what the future holds for both AC Transit and Bay Area transportation in general.

AC Transit is the largest bus-only transit provider in California, carrying an average of over 200,000 riders a day. Its goal is to serve the greatest number of passengers at a reasonable cost and fare. But with the budget problems facing our state and our local communities, transportation funds are hard to come by, and with the exception of fares, any significant increase to AC Transit’s operating revenues requires a vote of the public.

Join other League members and interested members of the public to hear Director Joel Young discuss Bay Area transportation issues, including how AC Transit plans to meet its long-standing commitment to preserving and improving the quality and quantity of transit service for East Bay riders. There will be time for questions following Mr. Young’s presentation.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011 — 6:00 to 7:30 PM
Oakland City Hall, Hearing Room 3
One Frank Ogawa Plaza
(to the left inside the 14th Street entrance to City Hall)

For those who attend and want to talk more about transportation, or want to talk about transportation issues beyond just AC Transit, the League’s monthly Hot Topics meeting, held on next Monday, February 28th, will focus on transportation issues more generally.

From the League:

Hot Topics – Transportation Issues

Conversation about transportation issues a follow-up to the AC Transit program

A speaker from AC Transit will have given us a lot to think about on February 22.

Now you can participate in a conversation about transit issues in Oakland and the Bay Area. Bring your questions, concerns, and ideas for improvement.

Monday, February 28
6:30–8:00 p.m.
Redwood Heights Community Center
3883 Aliso Avenue
(Off Redwood Road just below Highway 13)

All are welcome; bring a friend!

Joel Ramos from TransForm and Kassie Rohrbach from Walk Oakland Bike Oakland will be on hand to provide information and answer any questions attendees may have about transportation issues in Oakland.

I’ll be at both events. Hope to see some of you there!