AC Transit’s East Bay Bus Rapid Transit (BRT)
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WHAT IS BUS RAPID TRANSIT (BRT) ?
BRT is shorthand for Bus Rapid Transit, a transportation system which makes buses run like trains through improvements to existing infrastructure, vehicles and scheduling. The goal is to approach the service quality of rail transit while still enjoying the cost savings and flexibility of bus transit.
For complete East Bay BRT information and project updates, VISIT THE BRT WEBSITE.
AC Transit’s East Bay BRT offers riders faster, more reliable and efficient service than the current 1 bus line along International Blvd. Local bus service on side streets connecting to International Blvd will remain. East Bay BRT vehicles are 60-foot, dual-sided, 5-door buses with wide doors on the left side of new, diesel-electric hybrid, low emission vehicles
Here’s how it works:
A dedicated center bus lane along 80% of the corridor in each direction is used to keep buses out of general traffic during boarding. Other features that speed up service are:
- Limited stops, every 1/3 mile that include selected BART stations
- Transit Signal Priority (TSP) intersections and longer green lights to keep traffic moving
- Pre-payment at stations for faster boarding
- Station platforms that provide a level entry and exit from the bus and serve as a pedestrian refuge when crossing the street
The development of the East Bay BRT route from Downtown Oakland to San Leandro will cover more than 150 blocks of new streetscaping, including medians, intersections and crosswalks.
For complete East Bay BRT updates and contact info, VISIT THE BRT WEBSITE.
Contact AC Transit’s Legislative Affairs and Community Relations Department
Claudia Burgos at (510) 701-2935 (cell) or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit the BRT Information Center: 3322A International Blvd. in Oakland
Call the BRT Information Center: (510) 891-5478