Today at Berkeley Lab

Fallen Eucalyptus on Gayley Road Causes Fatality; Orange Shuttle Rerouted

As reported in Berkeleyside, a person was killed after a 250-foot eucalyptus tree fell onto their car on Gayley Road yesterday, Jan. 6. Because the northern portion of Gayley road is still blocked to traffic (between Hearst Ave. and Stadium Rim Way), the Orange shuttle route will be using Blackberry Gate. Minor delays are expected. The roadway is expected to reopen later this afternoon.

North Berkeley BART Shuttle Route Pilot Program Starts Monday

A new pilot shuttle route that serves North Berkeley BART and Albany goes into service Monday morning, November 5. The shuttle route, stops, and schedule were developed based on employee input. More>

Three-Day Strike to Start Oct. 23; Shuttles, Gate Access to be Impacted

The American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) EX bargaining unit has notified the University of California of its intent to conduct a UC-system-wide strike next week. The strike is expected to begin on Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 4 a.m. and end Friday, Oct. 26 at 3:59 a.m. At the Lab, gate restrictions and shuttle bus route changes will be in place during the strike, along with other changes. More>

New Shuttle Schedules Start Monday

A new schedule and route for the Rockridge BART shuttle starts Monday, Sept. 24. There will also be an additional shuttle added to the Blue route to ease overcrowding. The Rockridge BART route will run shuttles every 30 minutes during the morning and afternoon commute, and they will now be timed closer to the BART schedule. More>

Portion of Glaser Road Closed Sept. 20 for Special Event

The road between Buildings 77 and 79 will be closed from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sept. 20 to accommodate a special event. The Blue Shuttle will be rerouted and the bus stop closed during this time.

Update: New Shuttle Schedules to Start Sept. 24

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. More>

Improved Service Planned for Rockridge, Blue Route Shuttles

As part of a pilot program, service to and from the Rockridge BART station will increase to every 30 minutes, with departure times aligned with BART’s schedule and additional stops added. As part of a permanent change, an additional shuttle has been added to the Blue Route. This will increase the frequency of runs and lessen overcrowding. Both changes are scheduled to begin on Sept. 6. More>

Shuttle Bus Orange Route Delays This Monday

The delays are due to construction closing one lane of Bancroft Way between Piedmont Avenue and College Avenue on Monday, July 23, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Blue Shuttle Uphill Route Schedule Change

To coincide with the Lab’s 15 mph speed limit, the Blue Shuttle’s uphill route schedule from Building 65 to Buildings 62/66 has increased to 15-minute intervals. All other Blue Shuttle routes, such as to/from BART and downhill from 62/66, will remain on a schedule of 10-minute intervals. See the Shuttle Bus Services webpage for more information. Contact [email protected] or [email protected] with questions.

Construction to Affect Blue Line Shuttle Stop at Hearst and Oxford

Due to construction in the area, the Blue downhill shuttle stop at Hearst and Oxford may be intermittently closed over the next two weeks between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. For safety reasons, there will be no alternate stop. If the stop is closed, riders can disembark at the downtown Berkeley stop or the uphill Oxford stop. Contact Yvonne Chavez (x6265) with questions.