Major improvements are coming to nearly 20 bus stops in Pleasanton serving Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority's (LAVTA's) Rapid Route 10R.
The "Pleasanton Rapid Transit Corridor Enhancement Project" aims to upgrade public transit facilities along the Santa Rita Road, West Las Positas Boulevard and Owens Drive corridors with "vital amenities to improve the transit experience."
Key features include new Rapid-style passenger shelters, bike racks, benches, enhanced lighting, real-time signs and trash cans.
The new shelters "will complement the premium Rapid bus service now operating along the corridor between downtown Pleasanton and the Dublin-Pleasanton BART Station," LAVTA officials said, adding their design will also complement the current look of the shelters located in Hacienda Business Park.
Pleasanton City Councilwoman Karla Brown, who also sits on the LAVTA Board of Directors, said in a statement, "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."
Fellow City Council member and LAVTA director Jerry Pentin said, "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 $1.6 million project is primarily funded by $1.4 million in Measure B funds and $212,000 in local Transportation Development Act funds. Work should be completed by the end of the year, LAVTA officials said.