LIVERMORE, Calif. September 7, 2023 – Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority (LAVTA) has launched the “Wheels in Motion” outreach campaign running through the month of September. Wheels in Motion is a community survey created to gain insight and opinions from the public and bus riders regarding potential Wheels bus route and schedule changes to take effect in early 2024.
BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) will be changing its frequency on the Dublin train line from every 15 minutes to every 20 minutes beginning mid-September. Due to this, the bus-train transfers at the East Dublin/Pleasanton BART station will have less strategic alignment. Currently, Wheels bus schedules have frequencies of 15 or 30 minutes which will not coordinate with the new 20-minute service that BART will implement.
To respond to the change in the BART service, and to ensure Wheels routes are providing the right level of coverage and frequency, LAVTA developed three bus network scenarios for public review. The first scenario would formalize the current Wheels route service levels, including formal discontinuation of still-suspended routes due to the pandemic. The second would increase frequencies in crucial travel corridors and reduce or eliminate service on secondary routes. The third would reduce the 15-minute service corridors to 20 minutes but restore service in several areas that are currently unserved by buses.
Wheels in Motion will be marketed throughout the Tri-Valley community. This campaign encourages riders and community members to voice their opinion on a preferred bus network via a multi-lingual online survey. Please check wheelsbus.com/wheels-in-motion for more information or to take the survey. The survey will be open until September 30.
About the Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority
The Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority (LAVTA) was created in 1985 by the cities of Dublin, Livermore, Pleasanton, and Alameda County to serve area transit needs. In 2018 and 2019, LAVTA was named Transit Agency of the Year by the California Transit Association and the California Association for Coordinated Transportation, respectively. In 2020, LAVTA was named the top transit agency of its size in North America by the American Public Transportation Association.
LAVTA supports environmental sustainability by reducing vehicle trips and traffic congestion on local streets and improving air quality in the Tri-Valley region. In addition to passenger fares, the agency is supported financially by federal, state, and local agencies, including the Alameda County Transportation Commission’s Measure BB.