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Major makeover coming to Pleasanton bus stops

Original post made on Sep 9, 2020

The Pleasanton Rapid Transit Corridor Enhancement Project aims to upgrade public transit facilities along the Santa Rita, West Las Positas, and Owens Boulevard corridors with "vital amenities to improve the transit experience."

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Posted by chas
a resident of Parkside
on Sep 9, 2020 at 7:37 am

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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.

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Posted by TRJMAN
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Sep 9, 2020 at 9:09 pm

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

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Posted by Pete
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 9, 2020 at 10:08 pm

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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 to not allow throughout city. This is the 21st century. People will figure out to purchase hand cart...

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Posted by Pamela
a resident of Alisal Elementary School
on Sep 9, 2020 at 11:39 pm

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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.

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Posted by Flightops
a resident of Downtown
on Sep 10, 2020 at 10:37 am

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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!!

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Posted by Flightops
a resident of Downtown
on Sep 10, 2020 at 5:55 pm

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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!!

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Posted by chas
a resident of Parkside
on Sep 10, 2020 at 7:10 pm

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

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Posted by Pleasanton Parent
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Sep 10, 2020 at 8:04 pm

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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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