Due to unexpected shuttle staffing issues, a new schedule and route for the Rockridge BART shuttle will now start Monday, Sept. 24, rather than this week as previously announced. An additional shuttle to the Blue route will also be added on Sept. 24.
As previously announced, the Rockridge BART shuttle changes include more shuttles during the morning and afternoon commute, and they will be timed to the BART schedule.
The six-month pilot program starts Sept. 24 and includes:
- An increase in shuttle service to and from the Rockridge BART station, with service every 30 minutes during the morning and afternoon commute hours.
- Shuttle departure times will align with the BART schedule.
- The route will also change slightly to include stops on Alcatraz at Hillegass, Telegraph at Webster and Parker, College at Haste, and Piedmont at Bancroft to serve employees living near the route.
A permanent change is an additional shuttle to the Blue Route. This will increase the frequency of runs and lessen overcrowding. The Orange Route schedule will change to every 15 minutes, from every 10 minutes in the morning hours, due to low ridership.