Learn eBART's Cheap Alternative:: Bus Rapid Transit BRT
Public Meetings on East Bay Bus Rapid Transit(BRT): City's "Locally Preferred Alternative BRT"
BRT was developed by city staff and AC Transit after years of community involvement and weighing alternatives for improving transit in Oakland. BRT is a proposed plan from AC Transit for improving public transportation along Telegraph Ave. and International Blvd.
The plan features bus-only lanes, real-time arrival information, traffic signal priority and raised bus stations for level boarding. Implementing BRT would create tradeoffs to parking and traffic in some areas. However, BRT would be 20 percent faster than the 1R bus line and feature service every five minutes on weekdays (from 6 am to 7 pm).
The public is invited to share their thoughts at the following upcoming meetings:
* Tuesday, April 13, 9:30 am, Public Works Committee
* Tuesday, April 20, 6 pm, City Council Meeting
Email questions or comments to brt@.../ [mailto:brt@...]
eBART will cost $500 Millions, plus Overruns, to be paid back with interest from increased fares, for 20 years? The overrun for Livermore BART Extension is increasing.
eBART may save about 3 minutes in the total travel time of over an hour from Antioch to San Francisco's Embarcadero BART Station.