Monday, October 24, 2011

AC Transit Board to Meet in Newark on 10/26/11

Once a year, the AC Transit Board of Directors holds its regular meeting in the southern part of the District. This year, the meeting takes place on Wednesday, October 26, at 5:00 p.m., at the Newark City Council Chambers, 37101 Newark Boulevard (served by bus lines 251, 264, and 275). Bus riders and the general public are invited to attend. Among the key agenda items will be:

- Update on service and operations in Special District 2 (Fremont and Newark)
- Report on the District's Automated Vehicle Annunciation (AVA) system (on-board stop announcements)
- Recommendations for the District's 2012 State and Federal Advocacy Programs (legislative objectives)

The final agenda and documents related to the above items (and others) are posted on the AC Transit web site, www.actransit.org (and click on "Board Meetings"). See background article.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Update on AC Transit Blog Posts

Dear friends of AC Transit,

While we look into options for integrating blog content with our web site, AC Transit is not actively updating this blog. For the most up-to-date AC Transit service and general information, please visit our web site, www.actransit.org. Better yet, you can sign up for AC Transit e-News directly from our homepage, become a fan on Facebook, www.facebook.com/rideact, or follow us on Twitter @rideact.

AC Transit Marketing & Communications

Friday, June 25, 2010

Youth 31-Day Passes On Clipper (Translink) Youth Cards

Starting July 1, Youth 31-Day passes will be available only on personalized Clipper (TransLink) Youth cards. Sales of paper (magnetic-strip) Youth 31-Day tickets will end on June 30, and the tickets will not be accepted on the bus after July 31.

Note: If you already have a TransLink card, it still will work just the same.

Getting a Clipper (TransLink) Youth card
You will need to bring proof-of-age documentation--a birth certificate, passport, military dependent card, or alien registration card.

Pre-register to attend an outreach event.

OR

• Visit the AC Transit Ticket Office at 1600 Franklin Street, Oakland, with the pre-registration form (or fill out the form at the ticket office) and bring documentation as outlined above- Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., except holidays, and also from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on these Saturdays: May 22, June 26, July 24, and August 28. Your card will be mailed to you within 14 days.

You can get many of your questions answered here. If you need additional information, you can send an e-mail to customerservices@actransit.org or call 511 (and say, "AC Transit").

Link to full details about Clipper/Translink and Youth tickets, including information about:
  • Elimination of Youth 31-Day paper tickets
  • Exchanging unused paper Youth 31-Day tickets
  • Exchanging partially used Youth 31-Day paper tickets

    Ticket Exchange Form

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

CONTACT YOUR SENATOR - URGE SUPPORT OF THE TRANSPORTATION PRESERVATION ACT OF 2010

***RIDER ALERT***
CONTACT YOUR SENATOR

Dear Transit Rider:

Senator Chris Dodd, Chairman of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, has introduced emergency legislation with a number of his Senate colleagues to authorize $2.0 billion in emergency operating assistance for transit. This bill would distribute funds made available to help restore and prevent service reductions and layoffs, or fare increases due to decreased state and local funding through September 30, 2011.

Please voice your support of this bill which would help ensure that AC Transit’s riders can continue to have public transportation service to access work, school medical care and other vital services in our operating area.

CONTACT your Senator today!
A phone call is the most effective, but an e-mail or faxed letter is good too.

Senator Barbara Boxer
CALL: (202) 224-3553 (Washington, DC) or (415) 403-0100 (San Francisco)
FAX: 202-254-0454
E-mail via the web form on http://boxer.senate.gov/en/contact

Senator Dianne Feinstein
CALL: (202) 224-3841 (Washington, DC) or (415) 393-0707 (San Francisco)
FAX: (202) 228-3954
E-mail via the web form on http://feinstein.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=ContactUs.Home

Here’s a sample script:
“My name is _______ and I live in _______. I’m calling to urge Senator______ to support S3412: The Public Transportation Preservation Act of 2010 introduced by Senator Dodd. I rely on (my community relies on) public transit and cannot accept further cuts to service. Please support S3412, the emergency transit funding authorization bill. (Note: you will usually be asked to provide your zipcode).

Read Senator Dodd’s Press Release :
Senator Dodd Introduces Emergency Transit Funding Authorization Bill

THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING PUBLIC TRANSIT

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Youth 31-day Passes Moving to Translink Only!

This summer, AC Transit takes another step in its transition from paper tickets to Clipper - previously known as TransLink, the regional all-in-one transit card. Starting July 1, Youth 31-Day passes will be available only on personalized Clipper (TransLink) Youth cards. Sales of paper (magnetic-strip) Youth 31-Day tickets will end on June 30, and the tickets will not be accepted on the bus after July 31.

If you currently use Youth 31-Day paper tickets, here's how to make the transition to TransLink.