Bus Rapid Transit is Coming to International Boulevard
If you’re one of the 20,000 people who ride AC Transit's 1/1R bus each day along International Boulevard, you know that service is often slow and unreliable. The new Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project in Oakland will change that.
Approved by the City of Oakland in November 2014 with plans to open in December 2017, BRT will bring dramatically better bus service to Oakland. TransForm will continue to follow the project from construction to completion, ensuring that it reaches its full potential and best serves both Oakland residents and people who ride public transportation.
Bringing Bus Rapid Transit to Life in the East Bay
For more than eight years, TransForm worked with city officials, local businesses, residents, transit riders, and transit agencies to make sure the project reflects the needs and desires of East Bay residents and transit riders.
When finished, BRT along International Blvd will turn a 45-minute bus ride into a 30-minute ride, thanks to bus-only lanes, timed traffic lights, state-of-the-art buses, and rail-like stations. Buses will arrive every five minutes all day long.
Now, AC Transit is looking at other potential places to bring BRT. We’re working to shape these plans and build support for many more BRT projects in the East Bay to revolutionize transit service.
- Bus Rapid Transit Home Page
- Youth Uprising's "Oakland for BRT" video
- Benefits of Bus Rapid Transit
- The International Boulevard Corridor Transit-Oriented Development Plan
- TransForm’s 2014-2019 Strategic Plan