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Kept In The Dark About Bus Rapid Transit

August 3, 2017

If you live or travel along Oakland’s International Boulevard commercial corridor between, say, High Street and the San Leandro border, you can’t help but have noticed the major street and sidewalk construction that’s been going on there since the beginning of the year. If you’re lucky enough to be on the email list for the AC Transit Bus District, you already know that this massive construction project is connected to the transit district’s soon-to-be-implemented Bus Rapid Transit System (BRT).

AC Transit’s BRT—not to be confused with BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit)—is the bus district’s dedicated-lane bus line scheduled to begin running down the middle of International Boulevard between downtown Oakland and downtown San Leandro sometime next year. It will take the place of the current 1 line. [To Complete Column]