May 28, 2024 Newsletter

Transportation Mixer on May 30 with Warren Logan

Join fellow transportation planners for a happy hour and mixer with former Transport Oakland Board Member and a candidate for CIty Council District 3, Warren Logan on Thursday, May 30 from 6pm – 9pm at Two Pitchers Brewing Co. Share your thoughts, questions and concerns about the future of transit in the Bay Area over drinks and good vibes. More information and RSVP here.

AC Transit Realign Survey due June 5

AC Transit introduced the Realign Plan as a comprehensive review and update to address Bus Operator shortages and budget constraints and to maximize the efficiency of the current bus network. A draft plan has been formulated outlining the vision for the new network. The public is encouraged to review this and provide feedback by June 5.

Transport Oakland Policy Committee Meeting on June 11

Transport Oakland’s next Policy Committee meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 11 at Temescal Brewing at 6:30pm. These meetings are new and are intended to be a jumping on point for anyone interested to join and participate in organizing, advocacy, and policymaking. All Transport Oakland members are welcome to join. Please email if you are interested in joining.

Happy Hour with OakDOT Director Rowan on June 13

Transport Oakland’s next Happy Hour will take place on Thursday, June 13 at The Double Standard from 5:30pm – 7pm. Come mingle with fellow transporters and help us welcome Oakland’s new Director of Transportation, Josh Rowan. 

This event aims to provide a casual environment for local advocates and OakDOT staff to meet. Show up to mingle, meet other transporters, and learn about the Traffic Calming pilots and how we can be part of the solution. Let us know what burning questions you might have. We’ll do our best to illuminate these topics so we all have a better understanding of what challenges we’re facing. We’re looking forward to a great discussion! 

San Pablo Avenue Bus-Bike Lanes Project

The San Pablo Avenue Bus-Bike Lanes Project proposes to construct side-running bus only lanes and protected bike lanes along San Pablo Avenue within Oakland, Emeryville, and South Berkeley. More information on the project, including a link to provide input, can be found here.

73rd Avenue Active Routes to Transit

OakDOT is presently working on design plans to seek implementation funding for enhanced multimodal transportation infrastructure along 73rd Avenue/Hegenberger Road, connecting the Eastmont Transit Center, Coliseum BART Station, and the newly constructed International Blvd Bus Rapid Transit (Tempo) system. This project seeks to prioritize safety enhancements for the comfort of transit users, pedestrians, and cyclists. This article from Oaklandside provides a background on the project. Sign up for email updates on the project’s website.

San Antonio Station

The San Antonio Station Alliance is advocating for a new BART and regional rail station at 14th Avenue. This would allow much-needed transportation access to an underserved community and the longest stretch of BART track in Oakland without a station – 2.7 miles. Learn how to get involved and sign the petition here.

Embarcadero West Rail Safety & Access Improvements

The City of Oakland is currently in the grant stage for the safety, access and reliability improvement project along the Embarcadero West Rail Corridor. For more information on the project, including upcoming opportunities to provide feedback, please visit the webpage here

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