AC Transit and the City of Oakland have committed nearly $20 million to address both the temporary effects of construction and the more permanent effects of the new infrastructure that will be built along the corridor. Here is how those funds are being used:
Bus Rapid Transit Construction – Temporary Impact Mitigation Allowances: The District will fund and administer temporary impact Business Impact Mitigation activities in Oakland ($2,165,000) and San Leandro ($255,000), consistent with Federal Transit Administration (FTA) guidelines, to address direct temporary construction impacts to businesses, and; make referrals and provide technical support. as needed for temporary mitigations during construction.
BRT – Oakland Business Sustainability Program: The District will fund and administer Business Impact Mitigation (BIM) activities in Oakland ($500,000) consistent with FTA guidelines to address direct permanent construction impacts and mitigate these to the maximum extent practicable through design changes and/or on-site improvements, such as relocating driveway cutouts and business signage obstructed by curbside station canopies.
For more information on the programs listed above, including guidelines and the application process, please contact:
City of Oakland
Development/Redevelopment Project Manager
Housing and Community Development Department
BRT – San Leandro – Technical Assistance Program: