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Major makeover coming to Pleasanton bus stops

Real-time signs will be included at new bus shelters

Artist's rendering of how approximately 20 LAVTA bus stops will look after receiving upgrades this year. (Courtesy image)

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."

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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.

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Major makeover coming to Pleasanton bus stops

Real-time signs will be included at new bus shelters

by / Pleasanton Weekly

Uploaded: Tue, Sep 8, 2020, 9:38 pm

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.

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chas
Registered user
Parkside
on Sep 9, 2020 at 7:37 am
chas, Parkside
Registered user
on Sep 9, 2020 at 7:37 am

This is good news. The stop over by Walmart is home to some guy that has it filled with stuff. It smells so bad you couldn't wait for a bus there. Hopefully they can get it cleaned out and get him some help.


TRJMAN
Registered user
Vintage Hills
on Sep 9, 2020 at 9:09 pm
TRJMAN, Vintage Hills
Registered user
on Sep 9, 2020 at 9:09 pm

Seriously...$80k per station. And nobody bats an eye.


Pete
Registered user
Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 9, 2020 at 10:08 pm
Pete, Another Pleasanton neighborhood
Registered user
on Sep 9, 2020 at 10:08 pm

Was there any consideration to use existing shelters as modified work place with schools...high school preference. Would make isolated small work stations for small group think tank. They could be repainted with school colors and outfitted to accommodate 6-8 people working cohesively with, perhaps, electrical outlets for i-phone...whatnot.
These bus stops have been on my mind for years for their neglect...even contacting council to fix open garbage cans...that were broken for years...only Karla Brown responded.Great to see effort to renovate...although at $1.6 million dollars seems a lot. But going to Costco today and not entirely covering bottom of cart, cost $184.00...guess it’s better than $2.6 million. As an expert in sheet metal, times have certainly changed that we would design such a shelter for that cost. The price should include enough replaceable parts for shelters damaged in the future...else costs will soar over time.
Needless to say, perhaps, council and city can/will, before allowing anymore services to grocery stores, force all of them to have lock carts...as to not allow throughout city. This is the 21st century. People will figure out to purchase hand cart...


Pamela
Registered user
Alisal Elementary School
on Sep 9, 2020 at 11:39 pm
Pamela, Alisal Elementary School
Registered user
on Sep 9, 2020 at 11:39 pm

That’s an awful lot of money to upgrade bus shelters when hardly anyone rides the buses. Seriously, look closely and you’ll see maybe 2 or 3 people riding the bus during most of the day. How about smaller jitney buses and install simple shelters that won’t become future homeless houses.


Flightops
Registered user
Downtown
on Sep 10, 2020 at 10:37 am
Flightops, Downtown
Registered user
on Sep 10, 2020 at 10:37 am

What’s next?? Full bathroom facilities and bunk beds ?? The only people I see using these shelters are the homeless so we might as well add a spot for grocery cart parking next to the bike racks.
What a waste of our taxpayer dollars!!


Flightops
Registered user
Downtown
on Sep 10, 2020 at 5:55 pm
Flightops, Downtown
Registered user
on Sep 10, 2020 at 5:55 pm

Why is there always taxpayer money available for frivolous things like upgrading bus shelters yet the city water well #5 is still Out of commission because of pump motor failure, what’s more important to the entire community?? Hey city council fix that well!!


chas
Registered user
Parkside
on Sep 10, 2020 at 7:10 pm
chas, Parkside
Registered user
on Sep 10, 2020 at 7:10 pm

And hey city council fix a lot of other things too. Start with fixing W.Las Positas. That street is horrible.


Pleasanton Parent
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Pleasanton Meadows
on Sep 10, 2020 at 8:04 pm
Pleasanton Parent, Pleasanton Meadows
Registered user
on Sep 10, 2020 at 8:04 pm

So we can fix mass transit bus stations, because high density public transit is covid friendly but kids can’t go to school?

Stop the insanity


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