29 Mar '16, 5pm

AC Transit awards $108M contract for first #BRT line with #TSP and interior bike racks

The Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District’s (AC Transit) awarded an $108 million contract for the agency's first bus rapid transit line. The contract, which includes construction of the infrastructure and station platforms, was awarded to O.C. Jones & Sons, an East Bay-based heavy civil construction and general engineering firm. AC Transit’s BRT will operate between downtown Oakland and San Leandro – primarily utilizing historic International Boulevard and East 14th Street. Construction of the 150-block transit service (that spans 9.5 miles) is slated to begin in May 2016 with service expected to begin in November 2017. The new corridor will replace the portion of existing Line 1 Between 20th Street and Broadway in Uptown Oakland and the San Leandro BART station. The BRT service, operating inside a transit-only lane for most of the 9.5-mile route with stops at raised stati...

Full article: http://www.metro-magazine.com/bus/news/711420/ac-transit-...

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