BRT Public Hearing - Berkeley

[g2:531 size=300 class="right"]This is the main Public Hearing in Berkeley on the AC Transit BRT Project (public comment on Draft EIR). Hardcore opponents of the project will probably mobilize for this meeting - supporters of public transit should attend to speak in favor of the project.

North Berkeley Senior Center, Multi-Purpose Room
1901 Hearst Avenue (at Martin Luther King, Jr Way)
Berkeley, CA 94709

Some quick facts about the project below the fold:

  • Doubles bus frequency in the corridor
  • Increases average speed from 10mph to 17mph
  • Greatly reduces AC Transit's operating costs, and fuel consumption
  • Can later be electrified for use by light rail and/or electric trolleybuses
  • BRT stations provide level-platform boarding and pre-paid ticket machines, to speed up boarding
  • Provides speed improvements for other bus routes serving downtown Berkeley, such as the 51, F.

All public hearings will include an open house, at which time attendees will be able to review exhibits of the different alternatives for the BRT and talk with AC Transit and project staff. Immediately following, there will be a brief presentation and an opportunity for public comment. Alternatives for consideration may include modification to BRT routes, station locations, and station amenities. The final environmental document will respond to all public comments submitted, and will help select the best alternative for the proposed East Bay BRT Project.

Each hearing will begin at 5:30pm with the open house session. The presentation and testimony for the hearing will begin at 7:00pm.

For more info visit AC Transit.