BRT Previous Studies
Bus Rapid Transit Major Investment Study (2001)
The decision to pursue BRT was reached following completion of a two-year Major Investment Study (MIS) completed in 2001, that examined light rail transit, low-cost bus improvements, in addition to BRT. Follow the links below to read more about the study.
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A good introduction to the project with an overview of the Berkeley-Oakland-San Leandro Major Investment Study. Includes evaluations and a concise summary of findings.
Presents travel patterns and behavior. Discusses demographics and travel markets in the Berkeley-Oakland-San Leandro corridor. Also see maps for the following in the Berkeley / Oakland / San Leandro MIS Corridor: Estimated download time on a 56K modem equals approximately one minute.
- Employment in MIS Corridor and Vicinity in 2020
- Activity Centers and Major Destinations
- Population Density in 2000
Development of alternatives Report
Documents how transit options were created and summarizes public input. Evaluates various transportation technologies such as bus and rail. Also includes an evaluation of various streets as potential route alignments.
Evaluation of alternatives Report (Executive Summary and Introduction)
Contains detailed comparisons of ridership, capital & operating costs and environmental impacts. Comprehensive evaluation of each of the transit technology/route alignment alternatives. Additional sections of the report are listed below. Estimated download time on a 56K modem equals approximately four minutes.
East Bay Bus Rapid Transit Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Report (2007)
|Chapter / Section||Description|
|DEIS-DEIR Cover Page||Cover page of East Bay BRT Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Report|
|Signature Page||Signature page|
|Abstract||Describes the project, its benefits and its environmental impacts|
|Table of Contents||Table of Contents|
|Summary||A concise but full description of the project, its benefits and environmental impacts.|
|Chapter 1 – pp 1-5
Chapter 1 – pp 6-26
|Purpose and Needs. Describes the purpose of the Bus Rapid Transit project and the unmet needs and transit problems that the project is intended to remedy.|
|Chapter 2 – pp 1-11
Chapter 2 – pp 11-29Chapter 2 – pp 29-51 Chapter 2 – pp 52-56
|Project Alternatives. Gives detailed descriptions of each of the four (4) bus rapid transit (BRT) alternatives under study. Also describes the No-build condition against which the alternatives are compared. Documents transit alternatives that were withdrawn from consideration.|
|Chapter 3 – pp 1-39
Chapter 3 – pp 39-77Chapter 3 – pp 78-128
|Transporation Analysis. Describes the existing transportation conditions in the corridor, including transit, traffic, pedestrian and bicycle transportation and parking conditions. The chapter discloses the impacts of the No-build and Build alternatives on transportation. The chapter includes information on transit patronage, transit travel times, changes to parking and traffic congestion.|
|Chapter 4 – pp 1-28
Chapter 4 – pp 28-53
Chapter 4 – pp 54-85
Chapter 4 – pp 86-168
|Affected Environment, Environmental Consequences, and Avoidance, Minimization and/or Mitigation Measures. Gives an overview of land use and development patterns; and provides employment and population information for the study corridor. Describes non-transportation environmental impacts of the project (see Chapter 3 for transportation impacts). Topics include community impacts, environmental justice, visual/aesthetics, utilities, cultural resources, hydrology, water quality, geology, soils, seismic, hazardous materials, air quality, noise & vibration, energy, biology and construction impacts.|
|Chapter 5||Cumulative Impacts. Documents the impacts of the BRT project combined with the impacts of other projects proposed in the study corridor.|
|Chapter 6||California Environmental Quality Act Evaluation. Discusses environmental impacts identified in Chapters 3 and 4 that would be considered significant under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).|
|Chapter 7||Consultation and Coordination. Summarizes efforts to identify, address and resolve project-related issues through consultation and coordination with federal, state and local agencies and with elected officials, community leaders, organizations and other stakeholders from the neighborhoods and communities within the BRT project study area.|
|Chapter 8||Financial Analysis and Alternatives Evaluation. Reviews financial capacity of AC Transit to build and operate the BRT project, and compares the performance of alternatives to address the purpose of and need for transit improvements in the project corridor.|
|Appendices||Supporting technical information, list of documents preparers and circulation list.|