downtown oakland
Downtown Oakland circa 1910

Uptown Transit Center opens

November 9, 2007

Proving once again that Oaklanders need only the flimsiest excuse for a party, AC Transit held a bash this morning for their new Uptown Transit Center on 20th (Berkley) between Broadway and Telegraph. No mimosas, but a great neo-soul band made up of talented downtown students. Councilmembers Larry Reid and Nancy Nadel, AC Transit Board President Greg Harper, and State Senate President Don Perata all congratulated themselves on securing funds for what amounts to a fancy bus stop. Meanwhile, downtowners may have noticed that bus service to Jack London Square and Grand Lake was recently cut.


1 jessica { 11.16.07 at 11:20 pm }

Hills dwellers have also noticed that service to Montclair is virtually non-existent.

2 Saul Drevitch { 11.25.07 at 4:03 pm }

The “great neo-soul” band was the OSA Combo from the Oakland School for the Arts currently located about 3 blocks from the Transit Center and planning to move into the renovated Fox Theatre next Fall. Info about the school can be found at

3 dto510 { 11.27.07 at 10:29 pm }

They were the highlight of the party, no doubt.