Many Tech students rely on AC Transit to get them to and from campus. We’re served by a number of AC Transit routes — such as 12 and 51A — as well as special school routes in the 600s. Check out route maps and schedules.
Youth Clipper Card
Students age 5-18 are eligible for a $34 AC Transit monthly bus pass that can be loaded onto a Youth Clipper Card. Get details and the application here.
A note about bus service on Fridays
AC transit provides buses that line up and wait for our scholars until 3:45 on Monday, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. However, our dismissal times for scholars on Wednesdays and Fridays is at 2:55 PM. AC Transit is only able to support on-time transportation on Wednesdays. On Wednesdays, AC Transit will have the 657 and the 696 buses at the school at 3:03, 3:07, and 3:12. On Friday, the buses will follow the regular schedule at 3:48, 3:57, and 4:17. We have a multitude of offerings that students can engage in while waiting for their bus to arrive. This includes activities in the afterschool program, first Friday events and school athletic events that are generally held on Fridays. Our afterschool program includes tutoring sessions to support a scholar’s scholastic achievement. In addition, we have afterschool programs like Real Hard that pay scholars for their attendance and participation. First Friday events include movies in the Auditorium and activities on the front lawn.
Please encourage your scholar to join an afterschool program or activity while they are waiting for their means of transportation. If your scholar is not waiting for a means of transportation and not involved in an afterschool program, please encourage them to come straight home, as we want all scholars to arrive and depart from school safely.
Issues Regarding Bus Service?
Submit feedback online any time or connect to an AC Transit Customer Relations Representative, Monday-Friday, 6 AM to 7 PM, by simply calling 511 and saying “AC Transit”.
The two BART stations closest to Oakland Tech are MacArthur and Rockridge. Check out the BART website for train schedules.
Oakland Tech does not provide parking for students or parents during the school day. Students who drive must park on the street and not in the back parking lot which is reserved for faculty and staff. The City of Oakland will cite all cars on campus not displaying a valid parking permit. Two-hour parking is strictly enforced by the city around campus. Tickets may even be issued if a car leaves and returns after two hours.
There are several drop-off locations where your child can enter Oakland Tech:
- Along Broadway between 42nd Street and 45th Street
- Along 45th Street near the Manilla Avenue gate or near the gate between the Girl’s Gym and the Main Building
- Along 42nd Street near the Auditorium Gate or the 42nd Street back gate