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October 14, 2013

Happy Day off

Filed under: Alameda, Alameda Landing, Business, Development — Lauren Do @ 6:04 am

Not much for today, enjoy your day off if you have one.   Don’t forget that tonight is the Planning Board meeting is tonight and City Council meeting is tomorrow.

Scolari’s opened Scolari’s West at Rockwall Winery, they don’t serve half orders of fries but they are so good you’ll probably finish them all anyway.   Open 12 – 6 p.m. on Wednesdays through Sundays, yum.

Also, I received a copy of the the Free Shuttle Bus that Alameda Landing/Target/Catellus is running from the 12th Street Bart station in oakland to Target, here it is, looks like there might be some room for expansion when the other businesses come on-line.  It seems weird that this should run in a a loop to a Bart Station that is duplicative of what the Estuary Crossing Shuttle is supposed to do, but *shrug*:

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If this is really the schedule it will keep, it’s actually a really good commuting schedule and has excellent headways for a shuttle.

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6 Comments

  1. Happy Indigenous People’s Day!

    Comment by Tom Schweich — October 14, 2013 @ 6:50 am

  2. Wonder if the two shuttles could get together and provide slightly expanded service to the several senior complexes nearby? Maybe go a little further down Webster to Lincoln , around Marina mall to Cardinal Pt?

    Comment by Li_ — October 14, 2013 @ 6:50 am

  3. “It seems weird that this should run in a a loop to a Bart Station that is duplicative of what the Estuary Crossing Shuttle is supposed to do…”

    The two current shuttles are not duplicating each other at all.

    The Estuary Crossing Shuttle serves Lane College and the Lake Merritt BART station. The new Target shuttle serves a very different area–downtown Oakland and 12th Street BART. Bus Rapid Transit service from AC Transit is supposed to eventually connect Alameda Point with Fruitvale BART as well as 12th Street BART. Each of these BART stations is a transit hub and serves very different sets of connecting bus lines.

    Alameda needs all of these transit options to reduce the congestion that will clog up the tubes–and unless we get out of single-occupancy cars, that congestion will get worse. Even if Alameda Point is never developed at all.

    Comment by Jon Spangler — October 14, 2013 @ 8:29 am

  4. “It seems weird that this should run in a loop to a Bart Station that is duplicative of what the Estuary Crossing Shuttle is supposed to do, but *shrug*:”

    Which seems to Duplicate AC Transit if they added a stop or two.

    I heard this somewhere but probably not true for Jon Spangler.

    “If riding the bus doesn’t incentivize you to improve your station in life, nothing will.”

    Comment by Riding the bus to the third power — October 14, 2013 @ 12:16 pm

  5. Riding a bus Is like Inviting 20 random hitchhikers Into your car.

    Comment by Jack Richard — October 14, 2013 @ 12:23 pm

  6. I rode the bus the 51A the other day into Oakland for a dental appointment. I’d forgotten what a miserable experience it is. The way the buses are, I can’t imagine anyone would use this as transportation who didn’t have to. The driver was nice, though.

    Comment by Denise Shelton — October 16, 2013 @ 10:20 am


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