The East Bay BRT’s Fruitvale Station is Coming!

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The East Bay BRT’s Fruitvale Station is Coming!

Construction of the BRT’s Fruitvale Station is beginning in August!  The station, located on International Boulevard at 34th Avenue, will feature new lighting, furniture, landscaping, and original artwork celebrating the neighborhood’s unique character.  Work on the station will take place Monday through Friday between the hours of 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., and be completed by late October.  Some weekend and nighttime work may also occur.

In order to build the Fruitvale Station as fast as possible, 33rd and 34th Avenues will be temporarily closed from approximately mid-September through October.  In addition, some parking spaces will be temporarily removed between Fruitvale Avenue and 35th Avenue.

The new parking lot built by AC Transit on 35th Avenue east of International Boulevard, which includes 21 parking stalls, will continue to provide parking options for those visiting the Fruitvale.  To further support local businesses, AC Transit will establish several loading zones so businesses can continue to receive deliveries.


Construction of the East Bay BRT's Fruitvale Avenue Station will take place between 35th and Fruitvale Avenues.

After the BRT’s Fruitvale stations are built, International Boulevard will be repaved, new traffic lanes and high-visibility crosswalks will be installed, and new lighting and traffic signals will be energized, helping to make travel safer for drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians.  In addition, more than 60 trees will be planted between Fruitvale and 42nd Avenues, further beautifying the community.

BRT will operate primarily in a transit-only bus lane, with center-median and curbside stations that mirror the advantages of train service.  BRT’s innovative design will deliver faster, more reliable bus service, arriving every 7 minutes during peak times.  When it launches in December 2019, BRT will bring riders into the heart of the Fruitvale to work, shop, and play, while connecting residents to nearby schools, services, and businesses.

If you have any questions about the BRT, please contact Community Construction Relations Manager Jorge Velasco at (510) 926-1136 or  You can also visit AC Transit’s BRT Information Center at 3322A International Boulevard or call (510) 891-5478 for assistance – se habla español.

For more information about the East Bay BRT and to receive the latest construction updates, please visit

Please Note: field conditions and weather may affect schedules and construction zone locations. AC Transit encourages businesses and residents alike to allow extra travel time.

About AC Transit’s Bus Rapid Transit (BRT)
BRT is a $216 million investment in the community. BRT bus service mirrors the frequency, reliability and safety of light-rail train service without the high cost of building a rail line. BRT will operate along a 9.5-mile corridor between downtown Oakland and the San Leandro BART Station, primarily along International Boulevard and East 14th Street.

Members of our BRT Outreach Team are on the International Boulevard corridor daily to answer questions and provide the latest updates.

Our BRT Community Outreach Team is ready to provide individualized BRT presentations to your neighborhood groups, community organizations and businesses. If you’d like to make comments, ask questions or schedule a presentation, please contact our Outreach Team at:

BRT Information Center
3322A International Boulevard
Oakland CA 94601 | 510.891.5478

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