Posted Jan 19, 2015
CityCarShare_Logo_cmyk Thanks to a nearly $1 million grant from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), carsharing is about to become a reality in both Richmond and El Cerrito. The MTC has awarded a $973,864 grant to fund a program called CarShare4All, a collaboration between City CarShare, the Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) and the Bay Area Climate Collaborative (BACC). The program will deploy vehicles to El Cerrito, Richmond and Oakland, including a wheelchair-accessible van.... Read the rest
Posted Jan 15, 2015
511CC_logo Some transit agencies will be operating on non-weekday schedules on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – Monday, January 19. Here are the transit schedules which will be in effect: County Connection: Regular weekday schedule Capitol Corridor: Regular weekday schedule BART: Saturday schedule Wheels: Enhanced Saturday schedule; No service on Rapid WestCAT: Express J, DAR, Local (11, 19) – Saturday schedule; LYNX – Limited Holiday service AC Transit: Sunday schedule Tri Delta Transit: Sunday schedule (only Route 392, 393, 394 and 395 in operation)... Read the rest
Posted Dec 28, 2014
AC Transit's Holiday Bus The year may be drawing to a close, but there’s still time to enjoy a little extra holiday cheer by climbing aboard AC Transit’s Holiday Bus! As in years past, AC Transit has transformed one bus in their fleet with brightly colored holiday decorations. Each day through January 3, the bus will run along a different route offering free rides to anyone who cares to hop aboard! “The Holiday Bus is a token of gratitude to our riders,” said AC Transit General Manager David Armijo.... Read the rest
Posted Dec 23, 2014
A half-dozen new bicycle racks were recently installed at Concord Civic Center (1950 Parkside Drive), to accommodate people riding their bicycles to City meetings or to the City offices. “With more residents using bicycles for transportation as well as fitness, we want to make it as easy as possible for people to ride a bike to Civic Center instead of taking the car,” said project coordinator and Fleet Manager Jeff Roubal.... Read the rest
Posted Dec 22, 2014
AC Transit 2009 Holiday Bus On Christmas Day, all transit agencies serving Contra Costa County will be on Sunday or Holiday schedules. Modified service will be offered by some local transit agencies on the days before and after Christmas. Here are the holiday service changes for December 22-26th: Christmas Eve Tri Delta Transit: Routes 392, 393, 394 and 395 will operate on a Sunday schedule; no other service Wheels (LAVTA): Enhanced Saturday service; no service on Rapid WestCAT: DAR, Local Fixed Route, C3, JPX, 30Z, JX – Modified Holiday Service, 7pm Close (Approx.) LYNX – Limited Service Express J – Regular Service **All other transit agencies will offer regular weekday service on Christmas Eve (December 24) Christmas Day BART: Sunday schedule AC Transit: Sunday schedule WestCAT: Express J – Sunday service; no other service Capitol Corridor: Holiday schedule County Connection: No service Tri Delta Transit: Routes 392, 393, 394 and 395 will operate on a Sunday schedule; no other service Wheels: Special Service – No service on Rapid; only Route 10 and Route 15 are operating (on a special holiday schedule).... Read the rest
Posted Dec 5, 2014
Screen Shot 2014-12-03 at 4.49.28 PM People for Bikes is currently rolling out a national ad campaign called ‘Travel With Care‘. According to their site, “The campaign’s message is built around bettering behavior by both people in cars and on bikes by asking them to travel with care and to ‘melt icy relations on the road.'” This isn’t the first ad campaign designed to encourage drivers and cyclists to see each other as partners in safety.... Read the rest
Posted Nov 26, 2014
The City of Concord will soon be installing an electric vehicle charging station near Todos Santos Plaza. Although this isn’t the first car-charging station in Concord, it is the first one owned by the City. The purchase of the charging unit was made possible by a $7,000 grant from 511 Contra Costa using Bay Area Air Quality Management District Transportation Fund For Clean Air funds and Contra Costa Transportation Authority Measure J Commute Alternative funds.  ... Read the rest
Posted Nov 14, 2014
Olympic Corridor Trail Connector Project The City of San Ramon is seeking community design input on proposed bicycle/pedestrian overcrossings along the Iron Horse Trail at Bollinger Canyon Road and Crow Canyon Road in San Ramon. The goal of the overcrossings is to enhance safety and reduce delays for both trail and roadway users. For each of the two proposed overcrossings, the City of San Ramon has posted a survey which includes descriptions and photos of various bridge concepts under consideration.  ... Read the rest
Posted Nov 11, 2014
BART is in the process of planning for the next 40 years of service and they need your input. Rather than ask you to take a survey, they’ve created a game to solicit your feedback. Introducing FutureBART – the game where you’re the BART planner. In FutureBART, you choose the types of projects BART will pursue, selecting from three categories: Fix and Modernize BART, More Train and Station Capacity, and New Lines & Extensions.... Read the rest
Posted Nov 3, 2014
WSTA web graphic During the winter season, wood smoke is the largest source of harmful particulate pollution in the Bay Area. On a typical winter night, wood burning produces about one-third of the pollution in the air. From November 1 through the end of February, the Air District helps manage airborne pollution by calling Winter Spare the Air Alerts when the air quality is expected to be unhealthy. Each day by early afternoon, the Air District will issue an air quality forecast for the next day.... Read the rest