AC Transit is receiving $450,000 for a community transit plan as part of a nationwide U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Transit Administration (FTA) award of $20 million to help improve public transportation options in areas experiencing long-term economic distress.
AC Transit will receive the funding to develop a community transit plan for the Foothill Boulevard corridor in Oakland that will include service improvements and transit priority recommendations.
The plan will help connect people who live in an area that experiences persistent challenges with jobs, schools, healthcare and other services to improve their health by reducing greenhouse-gas emissions.
"Across the country, people who live in low-income rural, urban, and Tribal communities are less likely to own a car and more likely to rely on public transit," said U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg. "Through this program, we are bringing affordable, accessible public transit to the very communities that need it the most, making it possible for more people to access jobs, resources, and opportunity."