The Estuary Crossing Shuttle will not operate during the week between Christmas and New Years: December 26 to 30, 2016. The last day of operations in 2016 will be Friday, December 23rd, and the first day of operations in 2017 will be Monday, January 2nd. Please use 511.org to find other transportation options during this period, including the new AC Transit Line 19, which will start operations on December 18th.
Current Shuttle Service - Shuttle Schedule - Sept 2015
#1) Atlantic Avenue by Webster Street (near Walgreens and Starbucks)
#2) Atlantic Avenue by Challenger Drive in Marina Village - College of Alameda satellite campus (near sculpture of egg hatching)
#3) Wind River - 500 Wind River Way
#4) Webster Street by Atlantic Avenue (at AC Transit bus stop)
#5) Harrison Street at 8th Street
#6) Lake Merritt BART (near Laney College) on Madison Street between 8th and 9th Streets
- Who Can Ride:
- General public
- Commuters to BART
- Pedestrians - Tube alternative
- Bicyclists - fits 10 bicycles
- Students, faculty and staff between the College of Alameda and Laney College
- Cost: Free to users
- Frequency: Every 30 minutes
- Hours: 7 a.m. to 12:07 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on weekdays
- Bus Capacity: 19 shuttle bus seats and 10 bicycles
Before the Estuary Crossing Shuttle, bicyclists and pedestrians traveling between the west end of Alameda and Oakland's downtown had to use either a bus with a bicycle rack that carries up to two bicycles or a narrow path in the Posey Tube with two-way pedestrian and bicycle traffic. Also, students who are enrolled simultaneously at Laney College and the College of Alameda did not have a direct transit route between these two schools. The Estuary Crossing Shuttle service started on August 15, 2011 after the City of Alameda, in cooperation with the City of Oakland, the Peralta Community College District and Bike Walk Alameda, won three consecutive Bay Area Air Quality Management District Transportation Fund for Clean Air Regional Fund program grants to operate the Estuary Crossing Shuttle for four years. Alameda County Transportation Commission's Vehicle Registration Fee for Transit also funded the shuttle starting in August 2013.
To receive email updates on the Estuary Crossing Shuttle, email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, contact the City of Alameda at (510) 747-7936. For urgent matters, please contact: (415) 259-4746.
As of August 2015, the shuttle is being funded by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission's New Freedom Program, the City of Alameda's Transportation Systems Management/Transportation Demand Management (TSM/TDM) Fund to which Wind River contributes, and Alameda County's Measure B and BB.