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When will AC Transit cut bus service and how severely?

By dcuff
Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009 at 8:42 am in Uncategorized.

AC Transit is moving toward a decision on how to cut bus service at the transit board’s meeting 6 p.m. Dec. 16. But things are still are a up in the air on how much slashing must  be done.

The bus system invites the public to submit comments by 5 p.m. today on the latest proposal for reduce service. This plan envisions about half of the service cuts called for an earlier plan for a 15 percent cut in service. The latest plan, however, depends on AC winning approval from the federal government and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission to divert some $35 million in funds earmarked for AC’s bus rapid transit plan to cover operating costs for regular service.

AC Transit will accept comments until 5 p.m. today by email at planning@actransit.org, by fax at (510) 891-4874, or in person at AC Transit headquarters,, 1600 Franklin St., Oakland.

The service cuts would likely take place in March if the board approves them this month.

For a full copy of the AC Transit general manager’s memo to the board on the service reductions, click here.

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One Response to “When will AC Transit cut bus service and how severely?”

  1. david vartanoff Says:

    Yes, in this state of greenwashing, MTC backs a half billion each for an auto usage encouraging 4th Caldecott bore, and a whiz bang OAK airport train. while actual transit which moves real people is strangling in lack of money. AC has made many mistakes over the years, but they still carry more than 50% BART’s ridership at a fraction of the cost.

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