The EBOT study focuses on better connections between the three cities
The EBOT study focuses on better connections between the three cities. The thick red line is a “generalized potential route.”

Three community workshops are planned to solicit views on enhancing transit in Berkeley, Emeryville and West Oakland in the next week.

The federally funded EBOTS — Emeryville, Berkeley, Oakland Transit Study — focuses on transit in neighborhoods west of San Pablo Avenue in Berkeley and Emeryville, and west of Market Street in Oakland.

The study will model transit demand, analyze gaps, compare modes and institutional structures, and plan for transit to support and be supported by economic development. The goal is a phased plan addressing short- and long-term needs to 2040. The study includes both local connections to regional transit and connections between the three areas.

The interactive workshops kick off Thursday, Nov. 7, at the West Oakland Senior Center, 1724 Adeline St., Oakland, at 6:30 p.m., continue on Saturday, Nov. 9, at the James Kenney Community Center, 1720 Eighth St., Berkeley, at 11 a.m., and conclude Tuesday, Nov. 12, at Emery Unified School District, 1275 61st St., Emeryville, at 6:30 p.m.

The transit study is paid for by a Federal Transit Administration Transit Planning Grant through Caltrans and is a collaborative effort between the cities of Berkeley, Emeryville and Oakland, and AC Transit, Amtrak/Capitol Corridor, BART, Berkeley Gateway Shuttle and Emery‐Go‐Round.

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Lance Knobel (Berkeleyside co-founder) has been a journalist for nearly 40 years. Much of his career was in business journalism. He was editor-in-chief of both Management Today, the leading business magazine...