February 6, 2014
The transit system refitted all 569 of its buses with SPX Genfare’s Fast Fare fareboxes. The “talking” fareboxes interact with passengers using full-color, lighted displays and automatic audio responses, and replace the agency’s more bulky, 14-year old fare collection boxes.
January 27, 2014
The project will make bus transit more efficient and cleaner with dedicated bus lanes, improved street lighting and crosswalks, artistic landscaping, signal priority and more.
December 31, 2013
Heads off a threatened strike that that had been twice averted. Provides for a wage increase of 9.5% that will be phased in over the three years of the contract. The agency and union also agreed on a flat monthly contribution of $120 per employee during the life of the contract.
December 12, 2013
Canceled a fare increase planned for this summer. The agency opted to eliminate paper transfers, institute a Day Pass and offer local discounts for Clipper Card users instead.
December 9, 2013
While one agency reaches the end of its "cooling-off period" and another could strike any time, passengers say they are disproportionately affected.
November 21, 2013
Riders may now apply for a Youth Clipper card by mail, email or fax, and then receive a registered card in the mail, instead of having to apply in person with a photo ID.
November 8, 2013
The dark green buses are the third in a series of locally-built coaches acquired as part of the agency’s “A Better Ride” campaign and its Buy American Goods policy.
October 17, 2013
Gov. Jerry Brown called for a strike delay for AC Transit, which will thwart a walkout by bus operators and mechanics. Meanwhile, union officials called off a scheduled strike Wednesday evening and trains are running on schedule.
September 24, 2013
The agency commissioned one of its freshly acquired “Better Ride” New Flyer 2200 series, 60-foot coaches for the opening festivities. In all, five other AC Transit bus operators drove coaches as part of the opening ceremonies to commemorate the new Bay Bridge.
August 15, 2013
Designed to handle our heaviest passenger loads, the agency will deploy 23 of these streamlined buses in August and September.
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