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No. 74 Bus Line to Marina Bay and Other Proposed Richmond Cuts

AC Transit is proposing to reduce or eliminate bus service in Richmond on Lines 70. 71, 72, 72M, 73 and 74. For details See the list of proposed changes.


For information from the AC Transit web site, see Extensive Changes Proposed in Service Adjustments Plan--Community Workshops & Public Hearings Scheduled   


The AC Transit Board of Directors has released the proposed 2009 Service Adjustments Plan for public review and comment. See the list of proposed changes and the schedule of community workshops. The plan, developed after a series of workshops last May, is designed to help close a projected $57 million deficit. En Español 連接中譯


I wrote the following email to AC Transit Board Members regarding the 74 Bus Line serving Marina Bay. If you would like to contact the Board members about Marina Bay or any other proposed change in Richmond, you can click on “reply to all,” and post your message.


AC Transit Board Members:


I have had a  number of constituents contact me about the proposed elimination of the Number 74 bus serving Marina Bay. While I am concerned about all of the proposed cuts in Richmond, this one has received the most attention.


There are a number of reasons why this is not a good idea, including:


·         Marina Bay is the home of approximately 3,000 people, many of whom depend on AC Transit Bus Service.

·         The Richmond Police Department is located in Marina Bay, and many people without personal transportation have to access it for a variety of reasons related to law enforcement. Many of these people are low income and lack personal transportation. Removing bus service would  cause an extreme hardship.

·         Marina Bay is the home of many of the sites in the Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park, including the Rosie the Riveter Memorial and will soon be the site of the Park’s Visitor Center. Not providing public transportation to an urban national park is a serious problem.

·         Marina Bay is the location of the California Department of Public Health Laboratory Campus that serves the entire state and employs thousands of people.

·         Contra Costa County Employment and Human Services has a large office for Children & Family Services and Aging & Adult Services in Marina Bay, serving a population that has a significant need for public transportation.

·         Richmond’s largest collection of public parks is in Marina Bay, as is the principal access to the San Francisco Bay Trail in Richmond.

·         The City of Richmond sponsors or co-sponsors several major events at marina bay that draw thousands, including the July 3 fireworks and the Home Front Festival.

·         There are many other businesses employing thousands of people in Marina Bay


Tom Butt

Richmond City Councilman

117 Park Place

Point Richmond, CA  94801

Phone:  510.236.7435

Fax:  510.232.5325

E-mail:  tom.butt@intres.com

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