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Watch The Unity Council’s Vice President of Children and Family Services, Elizabeth Crocker, speaking at the ground breaking of the East Bays first Bus Rapid Transit line. AC Transit’s BRT will operate between downtown Oakland and San Leandro – primarily utilizing historic International Boulevard and East 14th Street. The 150 block transit service is expected to begin in late 2017.

Once aboard BRT, riders will get to their destinations even faster:
-The service will make stops every five minutes during peak hours and every 10 minutes during off-peak hours;
-Transit signal priority extends green lights allowing the BRT to maintain its enhanced frequency;
-Interior bike racks will quicken the boarding of cyclist;
-Innovative wheelchair tie-down systems will reduce dwell time to secure passengers.

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Elizabeth Crocker of the Unity Council speaks at the groundbreaking ceremony.

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