Line 19

AC Transit is introducing a new bus Line 19, using parts of the former Line 19, through Alameda. The new line will provide bus transit service between Fruitvale and 12th Street BART Stations via Alameda along Webster Street, Atlantic Avenue, Buena Vista Avenue, Broadway, Blanding Avenue, and Tilden Way.

Before the start of service in late 2016, the City must choose and install bus stops along the new route. Staff test the route and potential bus stops, and then collect public input. The Transportation Commission will approve new and restored bus stop locations, and then staff will install the bus stops, and any needed changes and improvements.
In 2015, AC Transit developed a district-wide Service Expansion Plan (SEP) amounting to $25.4 million yearly. The SEP improves the existing service network by better meeting demand and providing more frequent and reliable service. Three new routes were designed for Alameda. One option was the restoration of a version of Line 19, which stopped in 2010 due to budget cuts. 

AC Transit held a community workshop in October 2015 and a public hearing in November 2015.  AC Transit and City staff talked about SEP recommendations at the Interagency Liaison Committee on October 14, 2015 and January 6, 2016. The Transportation Commission and the City Council approved the Buena Vista Avenue/Line 19 restoration alternative on January 27, 2016 and February 2, 2016. The AC Transit Board approved this alternative on March 9, 2016.

To install the new service, the City and AC Transit must plan and install the new bus stops. Both agencies invite public comment, by May 11th, on the proposed preliminary list of new Line 19 bus stop locations, changes, and improvements (see Town Hall). The proposed stops are primarily at locations where the old Line 19 previously stopped. The project will include installing new bus stop poles with bus stop signage; repainting and/or extending red curbs to accommodate buses, which could remove some parking spaces; and expanding sidewalks to provide better access for pedestrians and comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

On May 25, 2016, the Transportation Commission will consider and recommend a list of bus stops to install (see Town Hall).


  • Interagency Liaison Committeee meeting between AC Transit and City of Alameda Representatives, to discuss new bus line options for Alameda - October 14, 2015
  • AC Transit Community Workshop on Service Expansion Plan in Alameda - October 21, 2015
  • AC Transit Public Hearing on Service Expansion Plan - November 2015

  • Interagency Liaison Committeee meeting between AC Transit and City of Alameda Representatives, to discuss new bus line in Alameda - January 6, 2016
  • Transportation Commission recommends that Council approve new Line 19 (a version of the old Line 19) - January 27, 2016
  • City Council approves new Line 19 - February 2, 2016
  • AC Transit Board approves new Line 19 - March 9, 2016
  • Line 19 bus service begins - December 2016 (or earlier)
Public input was requested on the Preliminary List of Bus Stop locations, changes, and improvements, along the new Line 19, through Wednesday, May 11, 2016.
  • On April 28, 2016, we sent a notice to residents, and business or property owners about the restoration and addition of bus stops along the new Line 19. This notice included the summary preliminary list of bus stops. Notice for Line 19
  • A full description, with photos, of the proposed bus stops, changes, and improvements is available here: Bus Stop Location Details for Line 19 - Preliminary
  • The proposed bus stops are primarily at locations where the old Line 19 previously stopped.

Recommended List of Bus Stops

A Recommended List of Bus Stop locations was developed for consideration by the City’s Transportation Commission at their May 25th meeting.  The recommended list is slightly different from the (above) Preliminary list, reflecting submitted public comments and more field review.

Transportation Commission Meeting - May 25

The Transportation Commission will hold a public hearing on the Line 19 bus stop locations and parking removal at their Wednesday, May 25th meeting. The meeting starts at 7:00pm at the Alameda City Hall, City Council Chambers, 2263 Santa Clara Avenue. We encourage interested residents to attend.

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