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AC Transit Launches Second Stage of 'Go' Plan

AC Transit, Oakland, CA, recently introduced a new bus line and adjusted service on an existing route in the second part of AC Go, a four-stage plan that ultimately will result in the most significant expansion of service in the agency’s history.

“Since the launch of AC Go, East Bay riders now enjoy the convenience of four all-new bus routes, a number of routes have been redesigned and extended for improved access to intermodal hubs, our hours of operation were expanded and—I am incredibly proud to say—bus frequency on several routes has been improved by as much as 10 minutes,” said Michael Hursh, AC Transit general manager. “In the coming months AC Go will usher in more frequency on lines, break loops into more direct lines and increase service to places customers want to go to. By fall 2017, AC Go changes will come to central Alameda County, where many lines operate in loops and only once an hour. Every line in these communities will have frequency improved to 30 minutes and loops will be broken into more direct routes.”

The district-wide plan, which costs $25.4 million annually, improves the agency’s existing network by better meeting demand and providing more frequent and reliable service, funded through Measure BB, the Alameda County Transportation Commission sales tax. AC Transit will increase its service by 14 percent when it completes implementation of all four segments of the project at the end of 2017.

Information about the plan’s first stage appeared in the July 4 Passenger Transport.
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