Bay Area, CA Road Diet Watch: Adding a bus-only lane on the Bay Bridge: The idea seems simple. Except it’s not

Designating a bus-only lane on the Bay Bridge seems like a simple idea. And it could be transcendent for anyone who commutes by transbay coach, sometimes a long game of sit and wait.

But state Assemblyman Rob Bonta may face design challenges and stout opposition from motorists as he tries to revive a plan that’s been kicked around for years.

“This is not just a simple fix of striping or dedicating a lane that’s now for vehicles,” the Alameda Democrat said. “There’s the approach, the exit, the metering lights, the (maze) where (Interstates) 880 and 580 converge. There’s concerns, hurdles, obstacles, pitfalls.”