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Reports are documents that may include EIRs (Environmental Impact Review), policy statements, proposals, surveys, and / or Title VI Reports. These are reference materials that are part of our work as we move public transportation forward into the 21st century. Each link takes you to a profile page with a quick report description.

AC Transit Multimodal Corridor Design Guidelines

The AC Transit Multimodal Corridor Guidelines present guidance on design elements for bus stops adjacent to bicycle infrastructure. The document provides guidance for a range of typical roadway conditions to help ensure efficient transit operations, accommodate the needs of bicyclists, and facilitate safe access to and from bus stops for AC Transit passengers. The guidelines are organized around five different typologies that vary based on the type of bicycle facility being considered and its location with respect to the curb, parking lane, and moving traffic. The design manual also includes a compelling narrative for improving transit as part of Complete Streets projects and illustrations of recommended designs for a variety of scenarios. Ultimately, the guidelines will help create a more predictable, safe, and uniform experience for bus patrons, drivers, bicyclists, and pedestrians as they travel through the jurisdictions served by AC Transit.

Project Manager: John Urgo

Telephone: 510-891-4735

Document:  AC Transit Multimodal Corridor Design Guidelines

Status: Final Report Completed

Funding Source: Safe Routes to Transit

Bus Parklet Design Manual

The purpose of this manual is to outline the possibilities associated with the bus parklet concept and provide guidance to prospective bus parklet sponsors, AC Transit staff, designers, and staff from local jurisdictions in AC Transit’s service area related to the design and implementation of bus parklets.

Documents: Bus Parklet Design Manual

AC Transit Title VI Programs

As a designated federal funds (Federal Transit Administration) recipient, every three years AC Transit prepares a Title VI Program in accordance with FTA Circular C4702.1B (dated October 1, 2012). This report serves as an update to the previous Title VI Program with the purpose of assessing compliance of the District with the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Project Manager: Sally Goodman

Telephone: 510-891-4719

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Title VI Analyses of Fare Proposal

Whenever the AC Transit Board of Directors considers a fare change, they direct staff to solicit public input and to conduct an equity analysis to assess how each proposal will affect different rider populations. This Title VI analysis also determines if any of the fare proposals would result in disproportionately high and adverse effects on populations of people of color or low-income people within the District.

Project Manager: Sally Goodman

Telephone: (510) 891-4719

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Title VI Evaluation of March 2010 Revised Service Adjustment Plan

It is AC Transit’s responsibility to ensure that all transit service, and access to its facilities is equitably distributed and provided without regard to race, color, or national origin. It is also the goal of AC Transit to ensure equal opportunities to all persons without regard to race, color, or national origin to participate in all local, subregional and regional transit planning and decision-making processes under the District’s control.

Document: Title VI Evaluation of March 2010 Revised Service Adjustment Plan

Title VI Evaluation of August 2010 Service Reductions Plan

In March 2010, AC Transit implemented a District-wide comprehensive service restructuring that was estimated to provide annualized savings of $10.34 Million. At that time, service was reduced by approximately 162,000 annual platform hours, which represented a 7.7% reduction in service from prior levels. Unfortunately, the District’s financial situation has not yet improved, which required staff to assess of an additional round of service reductions. As a part of other cost-reductions measures currently underway, the District Finance Department estimates a $56 Million shortfall, of which, $11.44 Million must come from service reductions. As a result, staff proposed to reduce the annualized service reductions to approximately 137,000 hours, representing a 7.2% service reduction.

Document: Title VI Evaluation of August 2010 Service Reductions Plan

Title VI Presentation for Public Hearing June 2014

In 2014, the AC Transit District Board of Directors held a public hearing to consider changes to policies related to Civil Right Act (Title VI) and Environmental Justice. Staff made a presentation about the proposals at the hearing.

Project Manager: Sally Goodman

Telephone: 510 891-4719

Document: Title VI Presentation for Public Hearing June 2014

Status: Policies amended by the Board of Directors

Target Completion: August 2014

Funding Source: N/A

Onboard Passenger Surveys

The Alameda Contra-Costa Transit District regularly sponsors an on-board survey to gather information on the demographics and travel characteristics of its riders.

Project Manager: Howard Der

Telephone: (510) 891-7208

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Designing With Transit: Making Transit Integral to East Bay Communities

There is a resurgence of interest in transit and in linking development to transit. Transit-oriented development has occurred throughout the East Bay and across North America. Communities across the East Bay are working to make their main streets more vital and pedestrian-friendly. East Bay cities are working with AC Transit to make their streets work optimally for bus service. Designing With Transit was written to foster and facilitate these positive trends.

Project Manager: Nathan Landau

Telephone: 510 891-4755

Document: Designing with Transit

Status: Final Report Completed

Target Completion: December 2004

Funding Source: AC Transit District’s General Fund

Bay Bridge Corridor Congestion Study

The Bay Bridge Corridor Congestion Study estimates the future operating conditions for vehicles traveling across the Bay Bridge from Oakland into San Francisco during the peak morning commute hours. The study utilizes a microsimulation model to analyze a 24-mile freeway network that includes the Bay Bridge, the toll plaza and metering lights in Oakland, the distribution structure (“MacArthur Maze”), and segments of Interstates 80 (I-80), 580, and 880. The study predicts the severity of future vehicle queuing at the toll plaza and assesses how this congestion could affect bus service between the East Bay and the new Transbay Transit Center (TTC).

Document: Bay Bridge Corridor Congestion Study

Richmond Parkway Transit Center Planning and Conceptual Design Study

The Richmond Parkway Transit Center (RPTC) is strategically located at the intersection of several major roadways, including Interstate 80, Richmond Parkway, and Blume Drive. High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes are present on Interstate 80 between the Richmond Parkway interchange and the Bay Bridge, making the RPTC an attractive location to access transit or carpools. Direct access ramps are provided from Richmond Parkway to the HOV lanes and offer time savings. The RPTC is currently served by local and express services operated by both AC Transit and WestCAT.

Document: Richmond Parkway Transit Center Planning and Conceptual Design Study Final Report