National Night Out 2015 The California Highway Patrol – Contra Costa invites you to celebrate National Night Out with them on Tuesday, August 4 from 3-6pm! Click to enlarge image National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign promoting police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our communities safer. On August 4, CHP – Contra Costa will be hosting a National Night Out gathering at their Martinez headquarters, featuring: Free child safety seat inspections/installations Free bicycle helmet giveaways Additional free gifts for the kids, and A police utility vehicle on display for the children to check out Everyone is invited!  ... Read the rest
Screen Shot 2015-07-16 at 2.51.01 PM Do you commute to work by riding SolTrans Route 78, 80 or 80s? If so, you might qualify for their current ‘Buy One Get One’ offer. Through June 30, 2016, qualified individuals can get two 31-Day Passes for the price of one! Eligibility requirements include living or working in Contra Costa, commuting to work by SolTrans and being willing to take a short survey. To see if you qualify, click the image to the left to read the promotion details.... Read the rest
SchoolPool_sq Enrollment for the 2015 SchoolPool program is now open! SchoolPool is a program that encourages students to use public transit to get to & from school by offering free introductory County Connection or Tri Delta Transit bus passes for up to 2 students per household. The program is open to students enrolled in middle or high schools (grades 6-12) in Antioch, Brentwood, Clayton, Concord, Martinez, Oakley, Pittsburg, Pleasant Hill, Walnut Creek, and the unincorporated areas of Central and East Contra Costa County.... Read the rest
Ring or Call Out thumbnail 511CC is partnering with the East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) for a trail safety awareness campaign called Ring or Call Out. The campaign is designed to increase awareness of bicycle and pedestrian safety on the mixed-use paved trails. Staff from 511CC and EBRPD will target busy sections along the Iron Horse, Contra Costa Canal and Lafayette-Moraga Trails from June through mid-September 2015. Staff will be on the Iron Horse Trail at Love Lane, in Danville, July 15 from 7-9:30 a.m.... Read the rest
511CC_logo We’ve collected the transit schedules for July 3 & 4 to make it easier to know which buses and trains are running and how often to expect them. For more information about specific schedules, click the links below. Friday, July 3 – Independence Day (Observed) AC Transit – Weekday service BART – Weekday service Capitol Corridor – Weekday service County Connection – Weekend service Tri Delta Transit – Holiday service WestCAT – Sunday service Wheels (LAVTA) – Sunday service Saturday, July 4 – Independence Day (Actual) AC Transit – Sunday Service BART – Sunday service Capitol Corridor – Saturday service County Connection – No service Tri Delta Transit – Holiday service WestCAT – Saturday service Wheels (LAVTA) – Sunday service (no service on Rapid)... Read the rest
Dump the Pump square June 18 is National Dump the Pump Day! It’s a great opportunity to change up your routine, ride public transportation (instead of driving) and save some money. A recent report from the American Public Transportation Association shows that a two-person household downsizing to one car can save, on average, more than $9,569 a year! Saving money isn’t the only reason to try riding transit on Dump the Pump Day. This year Spare the Air, WestCAT, BART, Wheels (LAVTA) & SolTrans are all offering something extra to encourage you to ride the bus or train.... Read the rest
Screen Shot 2015-06-08 at 1.39.37 PM The City of Pittsburg invites you to round up the family and start summer break with the Green Footprint Festival this Thursday! On July 11, Small World Park will play host to a day of eco-Friendly fun and entertainment celebrating the many aspects of living green. The park will be filled with educational exhibits for kids and adults, highlighting topics like recycling, water & energy conservation, and alternative transportation. In addition, there will be kids’ crafts, interactive activities and even some magic, comedy and ventriloquism from Dr.... Read the rest
WestCAT & Tri Delta Transit Logos The Summer Youth Pass is back for 2015! Youths 17 and under can get 3 months of unlimited rides on Tri Delta Transit and WestCAT fixed-route buses for just $50. WestCAT, Tri Delta Transit and 511 Contra Costa have teamed up to offer this year’s Summer Youth Pass. Passes are available to anyone 17 years of age and under for just $50 each. The pass is in the form of a waterproof wristband and is good for 3 months of unlimited rides (June 1 through August 31) on all Tri Delta Transit fixed-route buses and all WestCAT fixed-route and express buses (including the 30Z Martinez Link)*.... Read the rest
The public is invited to a community workshop being hosted by supervisors Karen Mitchoff and Candace Andersen tomorrow, June 2,  to share potential transportation safety and congestion relief projects related to the Central County Area of Benefit (Central Contra Costa County).  Staff from Contra Costa Public Works will provide updates on intersection improvements, traffic calming measures, bicycle lanes and walkable shoulders. Come prepared to share your ideas. See event flyer. When: Tuesday June 2, 7-9 p.m.... Read the rest
20150514_072907 On Thursday, May 14, over 100,000 people across the Bay Area commuted by bike in celebration of Bike to Work Day! The Bay’s 400-plus energizer stations saw more than 51,000 riders stop in or ride by on their way to work. In Contra Costa, morning energizer station hosts counted over 3,585 cyclists! Even with the threat of rain, thousands of people still grabbed their bikes for the commute to work – some for the very first time!... Read the rest