A new six-month pilot shuttle route that serves North Berkeley BART and Albany will start service Monday morning. Employees provided input that helped us to establish the new shuttle route, stops, and schedule.
The Lab is increasing the number of shuttle routes as part of an effort to make a connection with public transportation options and reduce our carbon footprint.
“We know employees are concerned about their personal carbon footprint, and using the shuttle is one way to lessen the impact,” says John Chernowski, manager of contract assurance at Berkeley Lab. Using the shuttles also helps with parking and congestion at the Lab.
The North Berkeley BART shuttles will not have the NextBus equipment on them during the pilot phase, but it will be added if the shuttles become permanent.
The Rockridge shuttle schedule was doubled in September to make it more convenient for employees to get to the Lab based on the Rockridge BART schedule. These shuttle changes and pilot programs are part of the Lab’s goal to increase employees’ usage of alternative commute transportation methods. You can provide feedback on the North Berkeley BART shuttle service during the pilot program.