Construction on AC Transit’s innovative East Bay Rapid Transit (BRT) Project is starting in the Fruitvale!

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BRT is often called “light rail on wheels” because it brings the frequency, safety, and reliability of light rail to the bus rider.  The service will run primarily along International Boulevard between downtown Oakland and the San Leandro BART Station, arriving every seven minutes during peak times.  This revolution in East Bay transportation will begin serving the community by the end of year!

Construction of the BRT between Fruitvale Avenue and 41st Avenue is scheduled to begin in late February.  Crews will build new curb ramps and bus stations; new lighting and traffic signals will be installed; and International Boulevard will finally be repaved!

In order to complete this work as quickly as possible, and with minimal disruption to the Fruitvale’s businesses and residents, some weekend and evening work may occur.

If you have any questions about the project, please contact Jorge Velasco, Community Construction Relations Manager, at 510-926-1136 (cell) or via email at brtjvelasco@actransit.org.  You can also visit AC Transit’s BRT Information Center at 3322A International Boulevard or call the BRT hotline at (510) 891-5478 for assistance – se habla español.

For more information about the East Bay BRT, and to receive the latest construction updates, visit the BRT website at brt.actransit.org.