Bus-only lanes drive fears of displacement in East Oakland

: kalw – excerpt (includes audio)

AC Transit is building a faster, more reliable bus line on International Boulevard in East Oakland. But some locals are worried that the project will be one more thing forcing them out of the city…

My analysis is that they don’t care about us,” says Buford. “They made plans but we weren’t in those plans.”

The bus line was billed as a way to serve low income residents. But to Buford, it looked like it was designed to skip over the poor neighborhoods as quickly as possible.

“In order to do that you’ve got to fly by a whole lot of stops,” says Buford... (more)

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1 thought on “Bus-only lanes drive fears of displacement in East Oakland

  1. They started working in this about a year and a half 2 years ago. First with the bulbouts and widening of some parts of the sidewalk. And it wasn’t AC transit. It was the mta/sfmta. San Francisco is leading in this bullshit regional plan. Every city in the Bay Area has an sfmta employee on their planning board

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