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Thursday, April 1, 2010

NEWS: Prescott-Oakland Point expanded transit options

Improved and Expanded Transit Options

According to AC Transit, starting March 28th 2010, the Prescott-Oakland Point neighborhood will have improved and expanded bus services to augment the numerous transit options available.

For example AC Transit Bus Line 26 (which replaced Line 13) will be GPS enabled, have peak hour runtimes of 15 minutes apart, off peak 30 minutes apart, starting 5:56am ending 12.58am (westbound) and starting 5:22 am, ending 12:22 am (eastbound) from the 12th and wood street bus stop.

Line 26 connects commuters to four (MacArthur, West Oakland, Downtown Oakland and Lake Merritt) different BART stations providing access to Temescal Restaurants, Marcus Book Store, Emery-Go Round, East Bay Bridge Retail, Oakland City Hall, Old Oakland, Oakland Downtown, Oakland City Center, Oakland Chinatown, Laney College, Oakland Museum and Lake Merritt.

For those in the Prescott-Oakland Point neighborhood wanting to go to West Oakland BART, Temescal Restaurants, Marcus Book Store, Emery-Go Round, East Bay Bridge Retail, you would take the Line 26 with the "MacArthur BART" station end destination.

For those in the Prescott-Oakland Point neighborhood wanting to go to Oakland City Hall, Old Oakland, Oakland Downtown, Oakland City Center, Oakland Chinatown, Laney College, Oakland Museum and Lake Merritt, you would take the Line 26 with the "Lake Merritt BART" station end destination.

The Bus Line 31 (which replaces the Line 19) offers similar options with links to Emeryville Amtrak station, Emery Bay Public Market, Bay Street Center, East Bay Bridge Center, Emery-Go-Round, West Oakland BART, Jack London Gateway Center, 12th Street BART, Alameda Marina Center, College of Alameda.

Ease of Use

With AC Transit buses now GPS enabled, commuters using NextBus will have the ability to see “real-time data” using maps, which depict connections and times using the home computer, laptops and smart phones while providing more efficient use of both personal and business time and certainty in transit options.


The Prescott-Oakland Point neighborhood located on the Western periphery of Oakland, with its many transit options, is slowly becoming the unofficial epicenter of the Bay Area and proves the relevance of “Location Efficiency.”

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