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Welcome to our Planning website, where you can learn about AC Transit’s service planning and long-range planning activities. The page is divided into three sections: Plans, Programs, and Projects.

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Service Recovery Plan

Planning for recovering our service back to pre-pandemic levels and beyond with an equity focus.

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Strategic Plan

The AC Transit Strategic Plan is a living document that outlines the District’s goals and strategic initiatives.

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A plan to understand how and where to use voter-approved Measure BB funds to improve service within the transit network.

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Better Bus Stops

Guidance on bus stops and transit-supportive design.

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Service Reliability & Standards

Service monitoring and our guiding principles for transit service.

Flex buses

AC Transit Flex

Flexibly routed bus service combining parts of traditional bus service with on-demand ride hailing, which operated in Castro Valley and Newark/Fremont pre-pandemic.

Dumbarton Express

Dumbarton Corridor Improvement

Express bus between the East Bay and the Peninsula via the Dumbarton Bridge, and investments to improve travel times and reliability of the bus service.

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Rapid Corridors Project

Improving bus speeds and reliability, the safety and accessibility of bus stops, and traffic signal flow on Telegraph (Line 6), San Pablo (Lines 72/72M/72R), and Grand/West Grand (Lines 12/NL)

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Line 60 Pilot

Pilot service extending Line 60 to South Hayward BART, 7 days a week, along Hesperian Blvd and Tennyson Rd.

Mission Boulevard TSP

Mission Blvd Transit Signal Project

Improvements to the signal systems technology at select intersections along the Mission Boulevard and Decoto Road corridors.

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Bus Stop Guidelines

AC Transit Board Policy 501: Bus Stop Guidelines, sets forth AC Transit’s guidelines for bus stop placement regarding spacing, location, and accessibility. Proposed policy updates aim to clarify bus stop policy elements to better align with the needs and preferences of AC Transit riders and to reflect the latest in best practices and customer needs. 

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Other Transit Priority Projects

Quick-build projects to improve transit operations, reduce delay, and improve schedule reliability throughout the District.

Previous Projects

Line 78

Line 78 Pilot

Pilot service in Alameda connecting Santa Clara, Webster, and Ralph Appezzato Memorial Pkwy to the Seaplane Lagoon ferry service.

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Transbay Tomorrow

Comprehensive operations analysis for Bay Bridge Transbay bus service.

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Major Corridors Study

Recommended short- and long-term capital improvement strategies to improve bus service along AC Transit’s highest-ridership corridors.

Line 97

Line 97 Project

Deployment of smarter signals to improve traffic flow and transit signal priority to give buses more green lights along Hesperian Blvd and Alvarado-Niles Road in San Leandro, San Lorenzo, Hayward, and Union City.