Due to reduced state funding, declining sales-tax revenue and other economic factors, AC Transit will implement major service changes systemwide from Richmond to Fremont beginning this Sunday, March 28, 2010.
Overall, service will be reduced 8.4%, with the following goals:
- Schedules and route lengths adjusted to significantly improve reliability
- Extended hours of operation and/or increased frequency on lines with demonstrated potential for increased usage
- New “circulator” lines that operate bi-directional loops and offer quick trips from neighborhoods to major centers of activity and regional transit connections
- An extra 30 minutes allowed on transfers, making them good for two hours
Revisions to the system include the discontinuation of some lines, the time at which service ends on some days, the removal of certain stops, and more. Please take the time to review the changes in your community by clicking on the links for schedule changes below.
Affected lines in West Contra Costa County include the 7, 25, 52L, 70, 71, 72, 72M, 72R, 74, 76, 683, L, and LA. No schedule or route changes will be made to lines 72M, 376, 802, and 600-series lines not otherwise noted.
For a detailed description of all changes (including Northern Alameda County, Central Alameda County, and Southern Alameda county) click here.
- Northern Alameda County (Albany, Berkeley, Emeryville, Oakland, Piedmont, Alameda)
- Central Alameda County (San Leandro, Hayward, and unincorporated areas)
- Southern Alameda County (Fremont, Newark)
For more information:
- Preview maps and schedules for all lines affected by the March 28th service change by visiting AC Transit Maps & Schedules.