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AC Transit Ceases Downtown Oakland Nighttime Detours, March 8

AC Transit Ceases Downtown Oakland Nighttime Detours, March 8

March 06,2024

The nighttime detours impacting AC Transit bus line service through downtown Oakland will be discontinued, effective Friday, March 8 at 9 pm. 

All stops on Broadway between 14th St. and T. L. Berkley Way (20th St.) will be served every night. Lines 1T, 6, 12, 18, 33, 51A, 72, 72M, 800, 802, 805, 840, and 851 will no longer detour off of Broadway. 

AC Transit will closely monitor service in the affected area and work with Oakland PD, Alameda County Sheriff, and City of Oakland Department of Transportation (OakDOT) to ensure service is reliably operating.   

Stops along Broadway at 15th and 17th Northbound and 19th and 17th Southbound were temporarily detoured each weekend night since August 2022 due to intermittent street closures, stopped traffic, and large crowds. The Tempo BRT station at 19th and Broadway Northbound and Southbound at Thomas L. Berkley Way (20th Street) and Broadway were also impacted by the weekend detours.  

Oakland Police will allocate additional overtime officers to enforce the removal of roadway obstacles, such as unlawfully parked food trucks, which frequently block lanes. The Alameda County Sheriff’s Office will collaborate by monitoring the operation of transit service on Broadway and in the vicinity of downtown bus stops, preventing staging, stopping, or parking of vehicles in the bus only lane. 

Law enforcement will issue citations and possibly tow vehicles found unlawfully stopped or parked at bus stops or Tempo-Line 1T platform stations. 

The continued support and understanding of our riders and East Bay communities are greatly appreciated as we strive to improve our services for you.