With AC Transit at its lowest service levels in decades, bus riders are fighting back. On Tuesday, Nov. 9, riders are holding a rally at 14th and Broadway to "Stop the Cuts" and encourage officials–who worked so hard for the Oakland Airport Connector (OAC)–to work to preserve AC Transit service.
"Due to unjust funding decisions by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), compounded by cuts to transit service at the state level and very low tax revenues driven by the persisting recession, AC Transit is planning on cutting service to its lowest levels in over 30 years," advocates said in a statement.
After major service cuts in March of this year, the agency cut an additional 7.5 percent. In December, half of all weekend service and two-thirds of All-Nighter bus service will be eliminated.
The rally and press conference begins at 5 p.m. at 14th and Broadway. Organizations taking part of the action include: Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE), Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency (BOSS), Center for Progressive Action, Genesis, Urban Habitat, United Seniors of Oakland and Alameda County, Public Advocates and other members of the Transportation Justice Working Group.
Monday, November 08, 2010 Rasheed Shabazz