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AC Transit International Boulevard Bus Rapid Transit Project Oakland, CA

The $160-million Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project will construct 33 rail-like, raised-platform stations and dedicated bus lanes along 80% of the 9.5-mile International Boulevard corridor, connecting the Uptown Transit Center in downtown Oakland and the San Leandro BART station. Elements of the project include off-board fare payment, level passenger boarding, safety and security features, pedestrian access improvements, modification or installation of 125 traffic signals, and the installation of a new transit signal priority system.

CHS Consulting Group is part of the team selected by AC Transit for preliminary engineering, final design, bid and award support, and design services during construction for this project. CHS is presently working with AC Transit and representatives from the Cities of Oakland and San Leandro in the Maintenance-of-Traffic design for advanced utility relocation and project construction, and signing and striping for the entire 9.5-mile project area. Tasks involved include refinement of BRT station locations, pedestrian access to the stations, temporary relocation of bus stops, and traffic detours during the construction period.

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