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Ridership, Buses, and Service

Ridership, Buses, and Service

Ridership—Fiscal Year 2018-2019

Daily (weekday)175,000*
Paratransit (annual)741,000**

*Includes approximately 14,500 Transbay commuters.
**AC Transit and BART contribute to a consortium created to provide paratransit services mandated by the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Service (as of September 2019)

Bus lines*158
Bus stopsapproximately 5,400
Annual service miles20.9 million

AC Transit buses connect with sixteen other public and private bus systems, 23 BART stations, six Amtrak stations, and three ferry terminals.

*Includes 69 local lines within the East Bay, 33 Transbay lines to San Francisco and the Peninsula, 6 All Nighter lines, 2 Flex lines, and 46 supplementary lines.

Service Area

Approximately 1.5 million people live in AC Transit’s 364 square mile service area.

Alameda & Contra Costa counties:
Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, El Cerrito, Emeryville, Fremont, Hayward, Newark, Oakland, Piedmont, Richmond, San Leandro, and San Pablo.

Unincorporated Areas:
Ashland, Castro Valley, Cherryland, El Sobrante, Fairview, Kensington, Irvington, North Richmond, and San Lorenzo.

AC Transit also serves downtown San Francisco via the Bay Bridge, and Foster City and San Mateo via the San Mateo Bridge, and Stanford and Palo Alto via the Dumbarton Bridge.


Administrative OfficesDowntown Oakland
Operating DivisionsEmeryville, Richmond, East Oakland, Hayward
Operations Control CenterDowntown Oakland, Emeryville
Central Maintenance & Stores center:East Oakland
Training & Education centerHayward

Bus Fleet Information (as of August 2020)

BRT Bus 60 27
DD42 - Double Decker 4215
MCI - Transbay 4536
ST26 - STB: Small Transit Bus (Cutaway)10
ST30 - Standard 3090
ST40 - Standard 40348
ST60 - Standard 6060
TB40 - Transbay 4054

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Alexander Dennis Enviro500 44-foot Double DeckerDouble Decker Fleet Series #6201-6215
ElDorado 24-foot Cutaway BusHistoric Bus Fleet #100
Gillig 40-foot Commuter BusHistoric Bus Fleet #839
New Flyer 60 footHistoric Bus Fleet #1921
Gillig 40 footHistoric Bus Fleet #2013
Van Hool 40 footHistoric Bus Fleet #2103
Van Hool 60 foot
6001-6079 Series Fleet MCI
4001-4021, 7201-7223 Series Fleet NABI

For more information on historic buses, visit the Pacific Bus Museum.