Monday, July 30, 2012
Oakland’s People Mover is Under Construction
Michael Ealey the CEO of Streetwise Special Delivery Courier Service, was in Oakland California making a pickup and delivery. He drove by the site where BART is constructing the People Mover. It will be a driverless train system. That would whisk passengers 3.2 miles from the Oakland Coliseum BART station, to the Oakland Airport in 14 ½ minutes. For 40 years BART’s board and regional transportation officials have longed to build this rail connection. There was never enough money. With the uncertain economy, regional transportation board was given a $70 million in federal stimulus to complete the funding package. The cost of riding the people mover from Oakland Coliseum Bart Station to the Oakland Airport will be between $4 and $6. Port of Oakland officials expect by 2020, 10,000 passengers will be riding the People Mover. I think the people mover is great for Oakland’s economy. With the construction of the People Mover 20 percent of local work force is back to work. This means construction worker that have been out of work, are now employed. Engineers and Maintenance people are going be hired to maintain the system. Oakland’s local economy is getting a much needed lift. Streetwise Special Delivery Courier Service makes pickups and deliveries to other cities in the Oakland area, Hayward, Alameda, Berkeley, Emeryville and Richmond.