Dispatches from the 5/24 AC Transit Board Meetings

(Editor’s note – many thanks to Transport Oakland super-volunteer Luke Kosar for attending the May 24th AC Transit Board of Director’s meeting and writing up this great recap of the meeting. Thanks Luke!)

BRT Updates, Electric Buses, and Service Changes

With the issue of supplemental school service to the Oakland Hills resolved for now, the A.C. Transit Board of Directors tackled many delayed items during their May 24th board meeting.

First, they quickly moved to accept several reports on items ranging from travel expenses and investment returns, to profits from surplus equipment liquidation. They also approved the purchase of five battery-electric buses for $4 million, $2.3 million of which will come from a federal zero-emissions transit grant. The new buses and charging technology will come from Gillig, a manufacturer based in Livermore. Read more