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Youth Clipper card signups in Richmond, El Cerrito & Berkeley

AC Transit is holding three youth Clipper Card sign-up events this week  – including one at Richmond BART from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday (today). People between 5 and 18 need Clipper Cards to ride for the discounted rate of $20 per month. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on Tuesday, December 27th, 2011
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BART, AC Transit to redraw ward maps for electing board members

The BART and AC Transit board are ramping up efforts to redraw  boundaries of political districts from which the directors are elected. An AC Transit board committee meets a 4 p.m Tuesday in Oakland discuss the options. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on Tuesday, September 27th, 2011
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AC Transit extends hours for youth to sign up for Clipper cards

AC Transit will extend its Oakland headquarters operating hours from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday to make it easier for youth to sign up for Clipper universal fare payment cards.

 The transit building is located at 1600 Franklin St. in downtown Oakland.  Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on Tuesday, August 30th, 2011
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Should AC Transit’s youth pass go way up? Hearing tomorrow

AC Transit hosts a public hearing tomorrow for riders to weigh in raising bus fares and adopting standards to govern all fare decisions for years to come. Among the stickiest issue is whether to raise the youth pass from $15 to $20 a month in August, and later increase it to $45 a month over eight years. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on Tuesday, April 26th, 2011
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AC Transit board holds meeting in Richmond Wednesday to provide easier access to West Contra Costans

If you’re a West Contra Costa resident with something on your mind to tell  the AC Transit Board, Wednesday is your opportunity. The bus system board that usually meets in downtown Oakland will meet 5 p.m. Wednesday (March 23) at the Richmond City Council chambers, Community Services Building, 440 Civic Plaza. The board usually holds one meeting a year in West Contra County to make it easier for people from that area to attend. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on Monday, March 21st, 2011
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No fare hike for BART, but AC Transit eyes increase

BART won’t need a train fare increase this year, but AC Transit will hold a public hearing 4 p.m. April 27 on a plan to raise its basic bus are from $2 to $2.10, and boost the youth pass from $15 to $20 per month. That was the upshot of news from the two transit agencies in the last 24 hours Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on Thursday, March 10th, 2011
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AC Transit Board to shop for new buses and new general manager

The AC Transit Board tonight will consider adopting procurement criteria for 143 new buses it plans to buy, beginning the process to  recruit general manager candidates, and taking measures to improve on-time performance of buses on the busy 1R route. The meeting starts at 5 p.m. at AC Transit headquarters, 1600 Franklin St. Oakland. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on Wednesday, February 9th, 2011
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BART to extend service until 3 a.m. on New Year’s Eve

BART riders on New Year’s Eve will get three hours of extended service until 3 a.m., plus extra trains and staggered train stops in downtown San Francisco to ease crowding from the popular midnight fireworks show on the Embarcadero.

People going out on Friday, New Year’s Eve, will be able to board trains until 3 a.m. Saturday throughout the rapid transit system.   Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on Thursday, December 30th, 2010
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Friday is end of the line for AC Transit multi-ride paper tickets: Clipper card is here

AC Transit  changes its bus fare payment system on Saturday Jan. 1 when it stops accepting multi-ride paper tickets as payment to board buses. As  it takes another step to boost use of Clipper smart cards for paying fares, AC Transit has set Friday as the last day to pay with the 10-ride and 31-ride paper tickets for adults and the 10-day paper tickets for youths, seniors and the disabled.

AC Transit urges customers to acquire a Clipper card promptly if they don’t want to pay fares in cash. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on Tuesday, December 28th, 2010
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AC Transit riders seek pledge of no more service cuts

Some AC Transit bus riders plan to march to the transit system’s board meeting tonight in downtown Oakland to demand a moratorium on further service cuts. The group will gather at 5:30 p.m. at Broadway and 14th Street, and then march to the transit board meeting at 6 p.m. at 1600 Franklin Street. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on Wednesday, December 15th, 2010
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