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AC Transit Meeting: Redistricting, bus shelters & 51A/51B turnaround

22 Jul

When I watch local meetings live, I generally tweet them so those who are interested can follow what’s happening. But besides Council meetings and occasionally Planning Commission meetings, I listen to most meetings after they’ve already happened. I’m often tempted to tweet these meetings, but I think it could be incredibly confusing, so I’ve never done it. Sometimes I’ll write entire blog posts about one of the things that happened at a meeting, but I usually don’t take the time to share most of what I’ve learned on this blog.

So I’ve decided to try out a new format here – a brief roundup of local meetings. I’m going to start out with last week’s AC Transit meeting, which I listened to earlier this week. I’d greatly appreciate feedback with this format. If readers like it, I’ll do these as much as I can, but if you don’t find them useful, I’d like to hear whether you just don’t want to know about meetings unless something really exciting happens or if you have thoughts on a different format that might be more useful.

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This must be my lucky week!

2 Apr

Yesterday, I found out that my bus fare would be dropping from $1.75 to $1.25, and I thought that had to be the best transit news of the week.

But this morning I was pleasantly surprised to walk up to my somewhat neglected 1R bus stop on 59th and Telegraph to see this:

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It’s a bit bare bones – no maps or bench yet and it’s hard to tell if there will be a Nextbus screen installed, but honestly, they could leave it as is and I’d be happy. I can’t tell you what a pain it was this rainy season attempting to hold an umbrella and sometimes heavy bags. Now I’ll be able to hang out under a shelter and stay dry.

Now if the city or county would just paint a crosswalk at my 1 stop, I’d be almost fully contented with my transit experience.