An AC Transit rendering of one of the median stations on its planned Bus Rapid Transit project.

Inside the gym of the Rainbow Recreation Center, on 58th Avenue in East Oakland, the lights dim and a PowerPoint begins. Thirteen people are in attendance—another six will filter in during the presentation—for AC Transit’s presentation about the stations for its $174 million Bus Rapid Transit project, which will run from downtown San Leandro to…

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The BRT is planned to run from Oakland to San Leandro.

The finish line is near for Alameda-Contra Costa County Transit’s proposed “Rapid Bus Transit” line, which would have its own new fleet of buses, new stations and a dedicated traffic lane running 9.5 miles between the Uptown Transit Center on 20th Street near Telegraph in downtown Oakland and the San Leandro Bart station, following International Boulevard most of the way.

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This fall, AC Transit officials announced a proposal to reduce bus service by 15 percent. A reshuffling of agency funds has brought the reduction down to 8 percent. At a Tuesday evening meeting, riders were invited to learn more about how service cuts will affect them.

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