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 firstname.lastname@example.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.