Thursday, February 11, 2010

Planning Commission Moves BRT Forward

On Wed. Feb 10, the Planning Commission passed the Transportation Commission's recommendations for BRT with minor variations. Next, the issue goes to the City Council. We will let you know when we have the exact date of that meeting.

Friday, February 05, 2010

Transportation Commission Moves BRT Forward

Berkeley's Transportation Commission moved AC Transit's Bus Rapid Transit project forward yesterday evening.

The consultants presented their latest draft of the BRT Locally Preferred Alternative (LPA) with modifications based on the comments that the Transportation Commission and Planning Commission made when they last considered the project. The Transportation Commission supported the major changes, including:

- Study dedicated lanes downtown.

- Study two-way Bancroft rather than the Bancroft/Durant couplet.

- Study both two-way Telegraph and the Telegraph/Dana couplet between Dwight and Bancroft.

The Planning Commission will make its recommendations about the issue next Wednesday, February 10, and then the issue will go to the city council.