1194621782_e85ac96249If you’ve ever had to take the 51 line, please accept our sincere condolences. We’ve been there as well—the long waits in wee hours of the morning, the inexplicable arrival of four buses at once, the overcrowding and the less-desirables (although, to be fair, that really isn’t limited to the 51). Maybe you’ve found yourself turning to anger management as a somewhat inadequate respite.

Well, all that is theoretically about to change, as AC Transit will be holding a series of open houses in response to the slew of complaints they’ve received about generally shoddy service. Any and all are urged to attend, share their horror stories and respond to a report the staff has compiled addressing usage and delays.

If you plan to catch a bus there, we recommend leaving home with plenty of time to spare.

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AC Transit Seeks to Change 51 Bus Line [Eye on Blogs]

grump said:
Mar 12, 2009 at 8:50 pm


you can also check it on most WAP-enabled phones. so you don’t have to wait forever for the bus. [the buses have GPS's in them... it's not just the schedule -- it's REAL TIME!]

Krista said:
Mar 12, 2009 at 11:29 pm

Lies! Nextbus’ predicted arrival times are invariably ahead of actual by precisely one bus-length from the stop.