Oakland transit center unveiled

A new high-tech transit facility in Oakland will be unveiled Friday in a grand opening ceremony with the city of Oakland and the Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District.

The Uptown Transit Center willbe the agency’s premier junction, with widened sidewalks, benches and computerized bus updates. Five bus lines will use the center as a transfer point, according to the transit district.

Senate President Pro Tem Don Perata, D-Oakland, Oakland City Councilmember Nancy Nadel, AC Transit Board President Greg Harper and other city and transit officials will hold a brief news conference before the opening ceremony. The conference will discuss the transit center’s impact on the public as well as its potential environmental impact in regards to reducing street traffic and improving air quality.

According to the district, the ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. at the transit center, which is on T.L. Berkeley Way, formerly 20th Street, between Telegraph Avenue and Broadway.

— Bay City News

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