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Info on bus changes out this week

Submitted by on 1, March 8, 2010 – 5:45 amOne Comment

AC Transit is setting up information tables across the two East Bay counties it serves to let riders know about some major service changes they’ve made that will go into effect on March 28.

They’ll have a table set up in the main branch of the Alameda Free Library from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. this Wednesday, March 10. The library is at 1550 Oak Street, and they’ll be in Community Room A. They’re also planning to be at the Webster Street Farmers Market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 20. The market is on Haight Avenue at Webster Street. Information on additional information table dates is here. New timetables should be stocked on board buses a week before the changes go into effect.

The transit agency cut service by 8.4 percent in response to reduced state funding, declining sales tax revenues and other economic factors, they said. But they said the service changes, which were decided over the course of a nine-month process, will also feature some service improvements.

Here in Alameda, they’ll be discontinuing lines 19, 50, 51, 63 and 632 and replacing much of the service with a host of new lines. Lines O, 314, 356 and 631 will also experience significant changes. Notably, the 51 bus will be split into two new lines (looks like the route will be split in half) and there will no longer be service to the Alameda Ferry Terminal.

If you can’t make one of the information events but want the rundown on the service changes, you can get all the information on the service changes by clicking here.

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