WHEELS is a bus service providing public transit in the San Francisco Bay Area’s Tri-Valley District (Southeast Alameda County), USA. Started in 1986, Wheels serves various communities in three cities and connects to Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) and Altamont Corridor Express (ACE) trains to and from the greater Bay Area (Oakland, San Francisco, San Jose) and Central Valley (Stockton, Modesto, Tracy).
The Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority (LAVTA) runs the wheels, carrying nearly 2 million passengers per year. Wheels launched its first Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) service on January 24, 2011, called the short “Tri-Valley Rapid,” nicknamed “R” route. The Tri-Valley Rapid, known as “the next generation transit system,” makes commuting in the Tri-Valley area (Dublin, Pleasanton, and Livermore) safer, simpler, and quicker. Route R was a parallel route from Stoneridge Mall to Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory at 6 a.m. parallel to its parent road 10. By 9 p.m. As of August 2016, along with new and updated routes throughout the network, Wheels rolled out a second Rapid route called “30R.” Busses start at 5:00 a.m. every 15 minutes. Weekdays to 7:00 p.m. And 15 minutes all other times to provide optimum comfort to passengers Stops are mainly concentrated at major intersections and attractions along the route At-day operation (operating on weekdays from 4:30 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.) New technology using bus-only lanes with signal priority also known as “Queueue Jump Signals” at certain intersections New low-floor, ultra-low-emission electric busses with di-signals.
Both express routes only run weekday peak periods (between 05:00 and 09:00 and 03:30 and 08:00). On the following holidays, limited holiday service is provided for two routes: Martin Luther King Day Presidents ‘ Day after Thanksgiving Christmas Eve (unless announced weekday service) New Year’s Eve (unless announced weekday service).
This interesting local site is located near the following places of interest in Dublin, California (right down the street from MedicinEvolution – Bodywork Beyond Massage, on Village Pkwy Suite:
- Santa Rita Jail
- Alameda County Sheriff’s Office
- Dublin / Pleasanton
- The Parks Reserve Forces Training Area (PRFTA), historically known as Camp Parks