Alameda Sun: City Meets to Discuss New Point Bus Service, April 4, 2017


The city is looking forward to 2020, when it hopes to initiate a partnership with AC Transit to expand bus service at Alameda Point to meet the demand brought on by new housing there. Jennifer Ott, the city’s base reuse and transportation planning director, penned a letter to Robert Del Rosario, AC Transit’s director of service development.

In the missive, Ott reminds AC Transit of the importance of implementing bus service to downtown Oakland. She also brings up a rapid-transit route from Telegraph Avenue in Oakland to Alameda Point that AC Transit approved in 2016. Ott reminds AC Transit that Alameda Point’s new residents will be providing “significant annual revenue from special taxes” to help fund these improvements.

If all goes as originally agreed, beginning in 2020, a new bus line would run every 15 minutes from 6 to 9 a.m. and from 4 to 7 p.m. from the planned ferry terminal at Alameda Point’s Seaplane Lagoon to the 12th Street BART station in downtown Oakland. Ott writes that the demand for this service will expand by 2020 with some 1,165 new Point residents and 380 employees. She projects that these numbers will grow, reaching 1,600 residents and 800 employees by 2023.