tabber2Overview AC Transit is introducing a new bus Line 19, using parts of the former Line 19, through Alameda. The new line will provide bus transit service between Fruitvale and 12th Street BART Stations via Alameda along Webster Street, Atlantic Avenue, Buena Vista Avenue, Broadway, Blanding Avenue and Tilden Way. In preparation for the start of service in late 2016, the City must select and install bus stops along the new route. Staff will evalute the route and potential bus stops with AC Transit, and then collect public input. The Transportation Commission will approve new and restored bus stop locations, after which staff will implement the bus stops, and the needed changes and improvements. Details In 2015, AC Transit developed a district-wide Service Expansion Plan (SEP) amounting to $25.4 million annually. The SEP aims to improve the existing service network by better meeting demand and providing more frequent and reliable service. Three new alternative routes were designed for Alameda. One of the options presented was the restoration of a version of Line 19 in Alameda, which had been discontinued in 2010 due to budget cuts. AC Transit held a community workshop in Alameda in October 2015 and a public hearing in November 2015. AC Transit and City staff presented and discussed SEP recommendations at the Interagency Liaison Committee between AC Transit and City of Alameda representatives on October 14, 2015 and January 6, 2016. The Transportation Commission and the City Council approved the Buena Vista Avenue/Line 19 restoration alternative on January 27, 2016 and February 2, 2016, respectively. The AC Transit Board approved this alternative on March 9, 2016. To implement the new service, the City and AC Transit must plan and implement the new bus stops. Both agencies invite public comment, by May 11th, on the proposed preliminary list of new Line 19 bus stop locations, changes, and improvements (see Town Hall tab for details). The proposed bus stops are primarily at locations where the old Line 19 previously stopped. The project will include installing new bus stop poles with bus stop signage; repainting and/or extending red curbs to accommodate buses, which could remove some parking spaces; and expanding sidewalks to provide better access for pedestrians and comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. On May 25, 2016, the Transportation Commission will consider and recommend a list of bus stops to be implemented (see Town Hall tab for more details). Schedule 2015:Interagency Liaison Committeee meeting between AC Transit and City of Alameda Representatives, to discuss new bus line options for Alameda - October 14, 2015AC Transit Community Workshop on Service Expansion Plan in Alameda - October 21, 2015AC Transit Public Hearing on overall Service Expansion Plan - November 2015 2016:Interagency Liaison Committeee meeting between AC Transit and City of Alameda Representatives, to discuss new bus line in Alameda - January 6, 2016Transportation Commission recommends that Council approve new Line 19 (a version of the old Line 19) - January 27, 2016City Council approves new Line 19 - February 2, 2016AC Transit Board approves new Line 19 - March 9, 2016Transportation Commission Meeting to consider and recommend bus stop locations - May 25, 2016Line 19 bus service begins - December 2016 (or earlier) Town Hall Preliminary List of Bus StopsPublic input was requested on the Preliminary List of Bus Stop locations, changes, and improvements, along the new Line 19, through Wednesday, May 11, 2016.On April 28, 2016, a notice was sent to residents, and business or property owners about the restoration and addition of bus stops along the new Line 19. This notice included the summary preliminary list of bus stops. Notice for Line 19A full description, with photos, of the proposed bus stops, changes and improvements is available:Bus Stop Location Details for Line 19 - PreliminaryThe proposed bus stops are primarily at locations where the old Line 19 previously stopped. The project will include installing new bus stop poles with bus stop signage; repainting and/or extending red curbs to accommodate buses, which could remove some parking spaces; and expanding sidewalks to provide better access for pedestrians and comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.Recommended List of Bus StopsA Recommended List of Bus Stop locations was developed for consideration by the City’s Transportation Commission at their May 25th meeting. The recommended list is slightly different from the (above) Preliminary list, reflecting submitted public comments and additional field review.The Transportation Commission full staff report and exhibits is available online, and includes the recommended list of stops, final number of parking spaces to be removed, a summary of public comment received, and a summary of all submitted public comments.Staff Report for Line 19 Bus StopsRecommended Bus Stop List for Line 19Bus Stop Location Details for Line 19 - Recommended - Includes a full description, with photos, of the Recommended bus stops, changes and improvements, and an explanation for the selection of each bus stop.Public Comments - Summary - Comments received on Preliminary List of Bus Stops, by May 11 deadline.PowerPoint Presentation - for Transportation Commission meeting.Transportation Commission Meeting - May 25The Transportation Commission will hold a public hearing on the Line 19 bus stop locations and parking removal at their Wednesday, May 25th meeting. The meeting starts at 7:00pm at the Alameda City Hall, City Council Chambers, 2263 Santa Clara Avenue. The interested public is encouraged to attend. Project ContactFor more questions, concerns or more information, please send an email to email@example.com.