In the coming months, Pleasanton residents will see major improvements at about 20 bus stops serving the Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority’s (LAVTA’s) Rapid Route 10R. The Pleasanton Rapid Transit Corridor Enhancement Project focuses on improving transit facilities along the Santa Rita, West Las Positas, and Owens Boulevard corridors in Pleasanton.
These upgrades will add vital amenities to improve the transit experience, including premium Rapid-style passenger shelters, enhanced lighting, real time signs, benches, trash cans, and bicycle racks. The new shelters will complement the premium Rapid bus service now operating along the corridor between downtown Pleasanton and the Dublin/Pleasanton BART Station. The design will also be complementary to the look of the shelters currently in place in the Hacienda Business Park.
Pleasanton City Councilmembers Karla Brown and Jerry Pentin represent Pleasanton on LAVTA’s Board of Directors. Brown noted “This project has been in the planning stages for some time and I am very excited to see construction underway and am looking forward to seeing it finished.” Pentin added “The amenities at these bus stops are a significant upgrade over what is in place now and will definitely enhance the rider experience. We appreciate the financial support from the Alameda County Transportation Commission on this project.”
The primary funding source for the $1.6 million project is $1.4 million in Measure B funds awarded by ACTC and $212,000 in local Transportation Development Act funds. The project is expected to be completed by the end of the year.
Below is an artist’s rendition of the new amenities.