I’m sitting in for a bit with the transit hack team at the Code for Oakland Hackathon. Chris Peeples, director at large from the AC Transit Board of Directors, is offering some deep insight into the history of transit data in & around Oakland.
He said: “All lettered buses go across the Bay. But all lettered buses also are assigned a number in our system, because our old computer system couldn’t handle letters. So the numbers are still in there.”