The Service Expansion Plan
Update: More than 1,600 comments were received as a result of the public input process for AC Transit’s Service Expansion Plan this past October and November. We appreciate the strong response from the communities we serve and have made some changes to the plan and timeline as a result.
At their Dec. 9 meeting, the AC Transit Board of Directors will receive a status report on the project. The initial vote to approve proposed changes as part of the SEP will take place Jan. 13, 2016. In addition to a delay in the vote to approve the changes, a number of proposals are being further delayed and thus removed from the plan and from that vote in January. This will allow AC Transit staff to conduct additional outreach and to work with the affected communities. Those lines that will not move forward as part of the initial SEP process are:
- Transbay lines F and J: the initial proposal generated significant feedback from Emeryville and parts of Oakland. A series of community meetings will be held in January in the affected neighborhoods to refine the proposals.
- Line 67: this proposal has also been taken out of the SEP process so staff can work with the community and local elected officials to develop a proposal that relieves overcrowding while addressing neighbors’ concerns.
- Line 72/72R/72M: staff is withdrawing this proposal from the SEP. We will conduct focused planning and outreach activities to ensure there is stakeholder and public input on service alternatives for the corridor.
Read more about Routes & Schedules:
- Existing Service Conditions
- What We’ve Heard
- Goals & Guiding Principles
- Process & Schedule
- Building a Better Service Network
- Get Involved
You can comment on these proposals, by bus line, simply by clicking on a table displaying proposed changes within each of these geographic areas:
- Richmond/San Pablo/El Cerrito (West CC County)
- San Leandro/Hayward (Central County)
Note that proposals developed in the SEP for the Fremont and Newark area are not being considered for approval at this time. A one-year “flex service” pilot in Newark will launch in the coming months to test the concept of operating
service in response to individual passenger requests. Depending on the results of the pilot, an expanded flex service network or more traditional service improvements will be proposed for implementation in 2016.
As required by the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), AC Transit has prepared and released the Draft of the Initial Study–Negative Declaration for the Service Expansion Plan (SEP). This document evaluates the effects of the SEP on the environment. Our initial findings conclude that the SEP could not have a significant effect on the environment and therefore, have prepared a Negative Declaration. We welcome the public to review and comment on the document and its findings over the next 30 days as part of the SEP Public Hearing Process. Written and phone-in comments are due to the District no later than Monday, November 9, 2015. The official hearing will be held on November 11, 2015 and the Board of Directors is expected to make a decision on the plan and the CEQA findings on December 9, 2015.
Para obtener información en español sobre el efecto al medio ambiente, llame al (510) 891-7291.