With concerns over service, Hayward seeks discussions with AC Transit

Hayward residents, for some time, have griped about the level service provided by AC Transit. Last month, Hayward city leaders attempted to open a dialogue between them and the bus transit authority.

A letter sent by Hayward Mayor Barbara Halliday on Nov. 13 asked for the creation of an Inter-Agency Liaison Committee to discuss transit issues facing the city and AC Transit.

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Hayward Mayor Barbara Halliday

Halliday’s written request followed an informal discussion last summer with AC Transit Board Director Mark Williams, who represents Hayward on the transit board.

The proposed liaison committee, according to an AC Transit staff report, would include two AC Transit directors and two Hayward councilmembers, and meet on a quarterly basis.

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AC Transit Board Director Mark Williams represents Hayward at the transit authority.

The lack of a robust bus schedule and uncertain service times in Hayward and unincorporated Alameda County have long vexed and discouraged riders in the area.

If approved by the AC Transit Boar of Directors at its Dec. 13 meeting next week, its staff recommends disbanding a similar Central County Policy Committee, which has not met for more than a decade.

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