The Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority (LAVTA) Board of Directors unanimously approved the agencies proposed Wheels in Motion network expansion and service enhancements at the January board meeting. The preferred bus network was selected after careful analysis of community and rider survey results and stakeholder feedback collected through Fall 2023.
The new network provides more community coverage and improves weekend service. For commuters, the most significant change will be adjustment of Wheels Rapid bus frequencies to align with the new 20-minute BART train schedules. In addition, some local neighborhood routes will be restored after pandemic suspension, addressing areas in Dublin and Livermore that currently lack service.
“We are thrilled to introduce our new bus network, significantly expanding the reach of Wheels services”, said LAVTA Board Chair Melissa Hernandez. “By listening to rider feedback and coordinating with our Bay Area transit partners, we continually evolve to meet community’s needs and improve public transit in the Tri-Valley.”
Implementation of the new bus network is estimated to take place in late March 2024. New route maps and timetables will be available at wheelsbus.com two weeks prior to start of the new services. Riders are encouraged to use Transit App, available free on Android and iPhone, to review a network preview in March.
Weekday Service Enhancements:
Weekend Service Enhancements:
- Rapid Routes 10R and 30R run every 20 minutes aligned with BART service schedules
- Rapid Route 10R operates service for one additional hour (until midnight)
- Routes 1, 3, 8 and 14 adjust to run every 40 minutes
- Route 2 resumes hourly service in East Dublin
- Route 11 resumes limited peak service to East Livermore
- Route 15 increases frequency to every 20 minutes during peak hours and hourly during the midday
- New local services in Central Dublin and Southwest Livermore run every 40 minutes during extended peak hours
- Route 580X resumes limited service between Downtown Livermore and BART
- Route 70X extends through the Hacienda Business Park
For more information on Wheels and its services, visit www.wheelsbus.com or contact customer service at 925-455-7500. Keep up to date with company news, schedule changes and rider alerts by following us on Facebook, Instagram and X @wheelsbus
About the Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority
The Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority (LAVTA) was created in 1985 by the cities of Dublin, Livermore, Pleasanton, and Alameda County to serve area transit needs. In 2018 and 2019, LAVTA was named Transit Agency of the Year by the California Transit Association and the California Association for Coordinated Transportation, respectively. In 2020, LAVTA was named the top transit agency of its size in North America by the American Public Transportation Association.
- Rapid Route 10R runs every 20 minutes on Saturdays and every 40 minutes on Sundays, aligned with BART service schedules
- Route 30R runs every 40 minutes on Saturdays and continues to run hourly on Sundays, aligned with BART service schedules
- New local service to Central Dublin runs every 40 minutes daytime on Saturdays