AC Transit Offers Free Rides on New Year’s Eve
AC Transit is ringing in the New Year by offering free rides on all lines beginning at 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 31, until 5 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 1, 2016. Buses operate on a regular weekday schedule on New Year’s Eve, with Sunday schedules in effect on New Year’s Day.
“We want employees, customers, and their families to enjoy a safe, happy evening of celebration,” said AC Transit General Manager Michael A. Hursh.
For revelers traveling past the stroke of midnight, AC Transit’s All Nighter service offers the following options:
|Line||Serves points between|
|800||Richmond BART and San Francisco 24th St. BART via San Pablo Ave., University Ave., Telegraph Ave. and downtown Oakland. Returns via Market St., the Transbay Temporary Terminal, West Oakland BART and downtown Oakland|
|801||Downtown Oakland and Fremont BART via 11th/12th streets, International Blvd., E. 14th St., Mission Blvd., Union City BART, Decoto Rd., and Fremont Blvd.|
|802||Berkeley Amtrak and downtown Oakland via San Pablo Ave.|
|805||Downtown Oakland and Oakland Airport via Broadway, Grand Ave., MacArthur Blvd., and Coliseum BART.|
|840||Downtown Oakland and Eastmont Transit Center via 11th/12th streets and Foothill Blvd.|
|851||Downtown Berkeley and Fruitvale BART via UC Campus South, College Ave., Broadway, downtown Oakland; in Alameda via Webster St., Santa Clara Ave., Broadway; and Oakland via Fruitvale Ave.|
Customer phone support for trip planning is available during regular business hours, 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. on New Year’s Eve. The phone center is closed on New Year’s Day. Additionally, the AC Transit Clipper Customer Service Center in downtown Oakland will close for the New Year’s holiday at 12 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 31, and will reopen at 8 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 4, 2016.