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Berkeley's new municipal transit system - community forum
Date Monday October 25
Time 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Location Details
Berkeley Public Library, central branch, 2090 Kittredge (at Shattuck), Berkeley, Community Meeting Room, Third Floor
Event Type Meeting
Organizer/AuthorThe B-Line
Emailberkeleytransit [at] gmail.com
What:
Inaugural public forum to discuss the need for a new people-centric bus system in Berkeley, and to launch the B-Line!

When:
Monday, October 25, from 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Where:
Berkeley Public Library, central branch, 2090 Kittredge (at Shattuck), Berkeley, Community Meeting Room, Third Floor

Why:
Berkeley needs to launch its own transit system in order to better serve its residents and to re-establish Berkeley's leadership role in green initiatives. A.C. Transit has repeatedly cut service to Berkeley in recent years, and is threatening to cut service yet again in the upcoming months. And yet more cuts are predicted on the horizon. A.C. Transit is already barely usable as a viable public transit system within Berkeley. After the inevitable future cuts, it will no longer function as a practicable bus system within Berkeley city limits. A.C. Transit buses will no longer even service many neighborhoods, and the remaining core lines will be infrequent and unpredictable.

We can't wait until it's too late to think about how to remedy this crisis. We need to get the ball rolling on a municipal bus system for Berkeley ASAP, before the existing bus service collapses completely.

Who:
• You.
• Public transit patrons (BART and A.C. Transit riders).
• Anyone who <em>would</em> take public transit if only it were more accessible and reliable.
• Activists who care about sustainability, pollution, traffic congestion, the planet!
• Anyone who wants to see Berkeley take the lead in populist green movements.
• Public officials, decision-makers, stakeholders.
• Business owners who want to attract more customers and tourists without increasing Berkeley's parking problems.
• Student leaders.
• Neighborhood activists who want to ensure that all of Berkeley's neighborhoods are better served by public transit.
• Your friends, family and colleagues.
• Everyone! Come one, come all. Let's make this happen!

For more info: http://berkeleytransit.wordpress.com
Added to the calendar on Monday Oct 18th, 2010 2:35 PM

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