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September 25, 2012 > Community input sought for BRT station designs

Community input sought for BRT station designs

Submitted By Clarence Johnson

AC Transit is hosting a series of community meetings to elicit public comments and suggestions on the design of its Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) stations.

With recent approvals from the AC Transit Board of Directors and the cities of Oakland and San Leandro, the BRT project has moved into the design phase with actual construction expected to begin in 2014. The system will run from downtown Oakland to San Leandro BART, offering service every five minutes at new boarding stations that will be spaced at four- to- five- block intervals.

To meet neighborhood needs and ensure community compatibility, AC Transit is holding workshops to display proposed station designs and obtain opinions from local businesses and residents on what might work best.

At the meetings, the public will learn about the "kit of parts" approach to tailoring stations to neighborhoods and communities and be informed about crosswalk treatments and other amenities. A second round of meetings on neighborhood designs will be held in November 2012.

Community input will ultimately impact the stations' preliminary designs that will be released to the public in early 2013.

Wednesday September 26
6 - 7:30 p.m.
Oakland Asian Cultural Center
388 9th Street, Ste. 290
Room 4, Oakland

Thursday September 27
7 - 9:00 p.m.
San Leandro Senior Community Center
13909 E 14th St., San Leandro

Saturday September 29
11 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
81st Avenue Library Meeting Room
1021 81st Avenue, Oakland

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