San Leandro LINKS

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San Leandro LINKS or West San Leandro Shuttle usually referred to simply as the Links Bus is a free public transit service in San Leandro, California.[1][2][3][4][5]


The service began after its creation by the city of San Leandro in 2002.[2][4] The services currently offers one line, BART Shuttle also known simply as LINKS.[2] The shuttle has been successful since its inception year when it transported 9,000 passengers a month.[6]

The shuttle service's vehicles use compressed natural gas coaches.[7]

The bus line operates on a counter-clockwise loop connecting job centers in San Leandro with the San Leandro BART station.[2] The bus services is operated by the West San Leandro Shuttle Business Improvement District.[4] This special district is funded by a special purpose business fee on the business community of the westside.[4] In 2008 the tax was and therefore the service was extended for another five years until 2013 because more than 50% of businesses did not "protest".[4]

Passengers may connect to BART trains from throughout the Bay Area at this station on the Richmond-Fremont and San Francisco-Fremont lines.[8] There are also half a dozen AC Transit bus lines that connect at the San Leandro BART station transit center.[9] The service runs from 5AM to 9AM and then from 3PM to 8PM Monday through Friday.[2] Links coaches travel on 20 minute headways.[5]


  1. ^ San Leandro city council votes to continue funding LINKS shuttle, by Karen Holzmeister. The Hayward Daily Review. March 17, 2009. Retrieved November 24, 2010.
  2. ^ Hayward, San Leandro link shuttle bus services, by Christopher Noceda. Oakland Tribune. April 4, 2009. Retrieved November 24, 2010.
  3. ^ a b c d e Council wants to continue shuttle buses in west San Leandro, by Karen Holzmeister. Oakland Tribune. December 21, 2008. Retrieved November 24, 2010.
  4. ^ a b Links, 511. 2010. Retrieved November 24, 2010.
  5. ^ Free San Leandro shuttle a boon for BART riders Alameda Times Star
  6. ^ San Leandro shuttle unveils cleaner buses. Alameda Times Star.
  7. ^ San Leandro, Station Overview. 2010. Retrieved November 23, 2010.
  8. ^ AC Transit System Map - San Leandro, 2010. Retrieved November 23, 2010.

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