Today at Berkeley Lab

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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Blue Route Service Adjustment

Starting Oct. 1, the Blue shuttle bus will make stops every 14 minutes instead of 10 minutes between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Analysis shows consistently lower ridership during these hours. This action will help address budget challenges as well as reduce at least 100 pounds of carbon dioxide a day.

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Orange Bus Route Detour Today; Use Blue Route to Reach Bldgs. 62 &66

The section of Lawrence Road under the Centennial Bridge is currently closed to both vehicle and pedestrian traffic.The Orange Shuttle Route will stop at Building 74/84, but not the Building 62/66 stop. Those who need to reach this area should use the Blue Route bus. Length of closure is still uncertain at this time. Updates will be posted in TABL.

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Blue Route Shuttle Will Run Until 9:30 p.m. Starting June 3

As an additional commute option for employees who use the free after-hours taxi service — which ends on May 31 — a Blue Route shuttle bus will make additional runs between approximately 7:30 and 9:30 p.m., starting on Monday, June 3. A review of taxi-service usage found the majority of rides took place between 7:30 and 9:30 p.m., so the extended schedule will cover this time period. The same route and stops as those employed during regular hours will be used, as well as the NextBus notification system. Following is the schedule for the extended runs:

Bldg. 65 (downhill): 7:28, 8:16, and 9:04 p.m.
BART: 7:40, 8:28, and 9:16 p.m.
Bldg. 65 (uphill): 7:52, 8:40, and 9:28 p.m.
Bldgs. 62/66: 8:04, 8:52 p.m.

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Be Sure to Wave to Van Drivers for Morning Pick-Ups Along Hearst

To help alleviate crowding on shuttle buses in the morning, drivers of Potter St. vans have been instructed to make pick-ups of passengers along Hearst Ave. who were unable to board already full Blue route buses. Riders are asked to wave clearly to the van drivers so they know to make a pick up. Van passengers can be dropped off at the Bldg. 65 or 90 stops.

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Lab Shuttle Stop on Oxford Moves Back to Corner of Hearst

The Lab shuttle bus stop formerly located at the southwest corner of Oxford and Hearst, which was moved to accommodate construction of the Energy Biosciences Building, has been reactivated. The temporary stop at University and Oxford is now closed. The move was prompted by feedback from riders.

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Shuttle Stop Near Bancroft and Telegraph Moves

To accommodate construction in the area, the Lab shuttle stop just west of Bancroft St. and Telegraph Ave. has been moved east side of the intersection, adjacent to Sproul Hall. The construction is expected to continue until Fall 2015.

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