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The Hayward Bus

Not sure what this means for the Cal State East Bay Hill Hopper, but AC Transit is proposing to re-align some of its routes that connect the hills to the Hayward BART.

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See a map of the proposed changes and read AC Transit’s summary descriptions:

Line 92
In order to improve service to Cal State University East Bay (CSU), AC Transit proposes to re-route the portion of Line 92 between CSU and Hayward BART. Instead of traveling along 2nd St. and Campus Dr., Line 92 buses would operate along Mission Blvd. and Carlos Bee Blvd. to CSU, where it would loop around campus and return to Hayward BART. Service frequency along the entire Line 92 route would be every 15 minutes.

Line 94
With the changes to Line 92, AC Transit proposes to also re-route Line 94 to maintain service along 2nd St. The new routing will provide longer service hours but at reduced frequency. The line would operate all day every 60 minutes along 2nd St., Campus Dr., Hayward Blvd., Skyline Dr., Dobbel Ave. and Spencer Ln. Selected Line 94 trips would operate via East Ave., Windfelt Rd., and 2nd St. to provide service to Hayward High School at the school’s front entrance. The schedule, while not finalized as of this printing, will be designed to coordinate with the school’s bell times.

If adopted at the board’s meeting tomorrow night, the changes would go into effect in the fall.

Here’s how you can weigh in, in case the AC Transit directors aren’t reading this blog:

Individuals, organizations, and agencies may submit comments on the proposed service changes in a number of ways:

–Speak at the public hearing
–Submit written comments at the public hearing (to be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, on the second floor of 1600 Franklin St., Oakland)
–Submit written comments, which must be received by 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 23:
–By mail to AC Transit Board of Directors, 1600 Franklin St., Oakland, CA 94612
–By fax to (510) 891-4874
–By e-mail to planning@actransit.org
–By online comment form at www.actransit.org/comment
–Leave comments in a voicemail message by 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 23, by calling (510) 891-4854

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  • http://myspace.com/alexh13 Alex Harmon

    I wrote a letter to AC Transit about my thoughts about the changes. I go to Hayward High whitch will be affected by the changes.

  • http://www.ibabuzz.com/HayWord Matt O’Brien

    Thanks Alex. Care to share with us what you think about the route changes?

  • http://myspace.com/alexh13 Alex Harmon

    I support the Line 92 changes to improve service to CSUEB.

    I do not like the planned changes for Line 94 because when buses come once an hour can cause crowded buses during rush hours. I think Line 94 should be every 15 or 30 minutes during rush hours.

    I also asked if the 94 would operate on weekends and evenings.

  • Rocky Fernandez

    At least one of us from the Board reads the HayWord, Matt.

  • http://www.ibabuzz.com/HayWord Matt O’Brien

    Thanks Rocky. Can you give us an update on how things went, and what’s next for lines 92/94?

  • http://www.ibabuzz.com/HayWord Matt O’Brien

    The Pioneer, Cal State East Bay’s student-run newspaper, sent a reporter to a Tuesday campus forum on the bus issue and did a good job in today’s edition getting the story behind the changes. The paper, citing an AC Transit transportation planner, writes that the bus district proposed the changes “after they received several comments from the university community about overcrowding and the displeasure of riding with high school students.” The newspaper also says that the school will probably discontinue its free campus shuttle if AC Transit implements the changes.