Today at Berkeley Lab

Shuttle Bus & Van Parking Moves to Area Near Building 31

Starting Saturday May 7, the parking stalls on the first bench below (south) of Building 31 will be used for Bus Services parking. Vehicles in this area must be moved by 5 p.m. Friday, May 6. The shuttles and vans are being moved to this area to mitigate the loss of numerous parking stalls in lot B1 (Bevatron lot) due to construction activities.

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Director Launches Vehicle Access Fee Program

To help minimize the environmental impact of commuting to work and enhance the use of alternative transportation options, employees will be charged to access the Lab in a vehicle. A sliding scale based on income will be used to determine fees. The program will be phased in over the next several months, starting next month. More>

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Runaround Takes Place Friday, Oct. 16

The 38th annual running of this 1.86-miles-long foot race starts at the Fire House at noon. The Bikearound starts at 11:30 a.m. The race finishes at the cafeteria parking lot. No registration is required. All finishers will get a free t-shirt. A special lunch menu and music are planned. Parking and traffic will be affected. More>

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Chu Road Closed at Noon on Friday and Through Weekend

The road will be closed from Blackberry Gate to just beyond Perlmutter Road. After noon on Friday, use Strawberry Gate for 24/7 access. Pedestrians and bicycles (on foot only) can come through Blackberry Gate, and access to Building 88 will remain open. Shuttle buses will be rerouted, and cars in Building 65 lot must be moved by 2 p.m. on Friday. More>

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Shuttle Bus Involved in Traffic Accident

On the morning of July 23, a Blue Route bus was hit on Hearst Ave. by another driver that crossed over the double yellow line. The bus driver swerved to avoid a head-on collision. The bus was damaged all along its left side. The bus driver was taken to Health Services for evaluation. The two bus passengers were not injured. An investigation is under way.

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New Shuttle Bus on Display July 14-17

One of the new buses, which feature a new exterior design and wider entry for more convenient boarding, will be on display in the Building 65 parking lot. The bus wrap was designed by Public Affairs Creative Services. As part of the shuttle service contractual agreement, shuttles are replaced periodically.

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Shuttle Bus Riders Will Need to Show ID at Gates Starting May 14

Protective Services is testing a new system whereby a security officer will board uphill buses at Strawberry and Blackberry gates to check ID badges or visitor passes of all passengers. Those without proper credentials will be asked to disembark. To ensure your visitors can access the Lab, use the Visitor Pass Request System. More>

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March 18 is Transit Driver Appreciation Day

Celebrate the contributions of the Lab’s bus drivers, and other transit operators you encounter, with a simple, smile, wave, or thank you. Go here for more information and to print out a personalized thank-you card.

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POSTPONED: Roadwork Requires Relocation of Building 62/66 Bus Stop

The bus stop at Building 62/66 will be temporarily relocated from March 7 to 11. Blue riders can catch the bus at the Building 67/72 stop. Orange riders can walk to the Building 74 stop, or take a Blue bus at the 67/72 stop and get off at 74 stop to connect with an Orange bus. Map>

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Parking, Traffic Affected by Friday Runaround

The K1 (cafeteria) parking lot will close Thursday evening. All traffic will be frozen on the Hill starting at 11 a.m. on Friday. Access via Strawberry Gate to Building 85 and up, and Blackberry Gate below the traffic circle will remain open. All roads and lots will reopen around 1:15 p.m. The Bikearound will start at 11:30 a.m.

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