With no end to a strike that has shut down BART service, AC Transit plans to run more buses during the Fourth of July holiday, a management spokesman said.

The extra service comes as the system anticipates more people attending Major League Baseball games, America’s Cup yacht races, fireworks shows and other events throughout the Bay Area.

The transit system will run on its Sunday schedule and add an additional 11 buses to run at twice the frequency on Thursday, Johnson said.

Buses on the system’s NL and F lines will run every 15 minutes as opposed to every half-hour.

Normal weekday service will resume on Friday and run buses on the system’s 800 line every 30 minutes, which will include three extra buses late in the evening from San Francisco’s Market Street to downtown Berkeley and Richmond via San Pablo Avenue, Johnson said.

AC Transit is also considering adding additional service on Saturday and Sunday pending an assessment of available resources such as equipment and personnel, Johnson said.

Jamey Padojino, Bay City News

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