Posted Aug 20, 2014
As students return to school, parents will need to consider how their students will get to school. Will it be by school bus? Public transit? Carpool? Biking? Walking? It’s an important decision, so we’ve collected the information you’ll need to determine your transportation options and which one is best for you. Not only do we have information on where to register for the Lamorinda and San Ramon Valley school buses, but we have free back-to-school transit passes and information on which public bus routes serve the various Contra Costa schools, setting up carpooling, and more!... Read the rest
Posted Aug 14, 2014
The California Highway Patrol, Street Smarts Diablo, and Pittsburg High School are hosting the CHP Start Smart Driving Safety Program for teen drivers and their parents August 19, 2014 from 6-8 pm at Pittsburg High School Creative Arts Building.  Registration is FREE and open to all Pittsburg students and parents. Registration is requested. Click here to register.  For more information call Street Smarts Diablo at 925-969-1083. Start Smart is a two-hour driver safety education class given by the CHP.... Read the rest
Posted Aug 13, 2014
Photo courtesy of WestCAT A recent report released by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) shows that people in the US are taking transit in record numbers.  This high level of ridership hasn’t been seen since 1956, with almost 10.7 billion trips taken in 2013 — making it the eighth consecutive year with over 10 billion trips on public transportation. Two of the important factors involved in the rise in ridership are economic recovery and the investments made by transit agencies to expand systems and improve services.... Read the rest
Posted Aug 6, 2014
Back-to-School season is upon us, and if you’ve got a young person who’ll be using transit, make sure their school supplies include a Youth Clipper Card.  With it, you’ll receive discounts on monthly passes, ride books, tickets, cash value fares and transfers.  The Youth Clipper Card is available for riders ages 5 and up for the following transit operators only: AC Transit, BART, Caltrain, Golden Gate Transit and Ferry, Muni, SamTrans, and VTA.  ... Read the rest
Posted Aug 5, 2014
8/6/14 – CONSTRUCTION HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR A LATER DATE. TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Nighttime Closures on Westbound I-80 to Begin in Early August - Plan for Detours Caltrans will soon install the first in a series of eleven approximately 25-foot-high overhead sign frames that will span the width of the westbound I-80 lanes. In the coming months, the sign frames will be installed between Cutting Boulevard in Richmond and Powell Street in Emeryville, necessitating lane and full westbound freeway closures in the vicinity of the installations.... Read the rest
Posted Aug 1, 2014
TRANSPAC Executive Director Recruitment The Position  The Executive Director is the administrator of major transportation programs and projects in Central Contra Costa County.  S/he will supervise 511 Contra Costa, the Transportation Demand Management program and manage a team of up to nine staff. In cooperation with the TRANSPAC Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for strategic planning and visioning for the agency. This is a full time position including preparation of two TRANSPAC meeting agendas and attendance at TRANSPAC and multiple other committee meetings per month.... Read the rest
Posted Jul 31, 2014
The Contra Costa County Department of Conservation and Development wants your feedback on the proposed Olympic Corridor Trail, which would improve bicycle and pedestrian access by connecting the Lafayette Moraga Trail in Lafayette to the Iron Horse Trail in downtown Walnut Creek. Here’s a short description of the project and its goals. Community input will shape the final design of the project, so you are encouraged to attend tonight’s special meeting: July 31 at 6:00 PM Walnut Creek Transportation Committee Meeting City Council Chambers of City Hall 1666 N.... Read the rest
Posted Jul 23, 2014
Skirts can be lots of fun, but can be a huge hassle on two wheels. How to keep your lovely garment from getting tangled or otherwise being a pain? These ladies from across the pond have a simple solution: put a penny in yo’ pants. Find a penny or something similar. Find a rubber band. Now put on your “favourite” skirt! Push the penny from the back of your skirt to the front, through both layers.... Read the rest
Posted Jul 15, 2014
HWY 4 The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and the Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) are constructing two new connector ramps, one connecting westbound State Route (SR)-4 to northbound SR-160, and one connecting southbound SR- 160 to eastbound Highway 4 in Contra Costa County. This construction work will require a traffic shift on southbound SR-160, between Main St and westbound SR-4. The traffic will transition from the currently traveled lane to a newly paved lane which begins near the Main St.... Read the rest
Posted Jul 15, 2014
Motorists are being advised to expect delays on a major downtown Concord thoroughfare starting today as crews work to upgrade a sewer line in the area. The roadwork will take place on Willow Pass Road between Mira Vista Terrace and Galindo Street from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.  The target completion date is August 29, 2014. Willow Pass Road will be open but traffic will likely be slow in the area due to lane closures.... Read the rest