San Leandro LINKS

San Leandro LINKS or West San Leandro Shuttle usually referred to simply as the Links Bus is a free public transit service in San Leandro, California.[1][2][3][4][5]

Service

The service began after its creation by the city of San Leandro in 2002.[2][4] The services currently offers one line, BART Shuttle also known simply as LINKS.[2] The shuttle has been successful since its inception year when it transported 9,000 passengers a month.[6]

The shuttle service's vehicles use compressed natural gas coaches.[7]

The bus line operates on a counter-clockwise loop connecting job centers in San Leandro with the San Leandro BART station.[2] The bus services is operated by the West San Leandro Shuttle Business Improvement District.[4] This special district is funded by a special purpose business fee on the business community of the westside.[4] In 2008 the tax was and therefore the service was extended for another five years until 2013 because more than 50% of businesses did not "protest".[4]

Passengers may connect to BART trains from throughout the Bay Area at this station on the Richmond–Warm Springs/South Fremont and Warm Springs/South Fremont–Daly City lines.[8] There are also half a dozen AC Transit bus lines that connect at the San Leandro BART station transit center.[9] The service runs from 5AM to 9AM and then from 3PM to 8PM Monday through Friday.[2] Links coaches travel on 20 minute headways.[5]

References

  1. San Leandro city council votes to continue funding LINKS shuttle, by Karen Holzmeister. The Hayward Daily Review. March 17, 2009. Retrieved November 24, 2010.
  2. Hayward, San Leandro link shuttle bus services, by Christopher Noceda. Oakland Tribune. April 4, 2009. Retrieved November 24, 2010.
  3. Council wants to continue shuttle buses in west San Leandro, by Karen Holzmeister. Oakland Tribune. December 21, 2008. Retrieved November 24, 2010.
  4. Links, 511. 2010. Retrieved November 24, 2010.
  5. Free San Leandro shuttle a boon for BART riders Alameda Times Star
  6. San Leandro shuttle unveils cleaner buses. Alameda Times Star.
  7. San Leandro, Station Overview. BART.gov. 2010. Retrieved November 23, 2010.
  8. AC Transit System Map - San Leandro, ACTransit.org. 2010. Retrieved November 23, 2010.
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