511CC logo square We’ve collected the transit schedules for Labor Day 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. Transit Operators Running Sunday Service on Labor Day AC Transit BART Capitol Corridor Tri Delta Transit – Only Routes 392, 393, 394 & 395 in service WestCAT – Only Express J in service Wheels (LAVTA) – No Rapid service available No Service County Connection... Read the rest
511CC logo square County Connection, AC Transit, SolTrans & Wheels (LAVTA) have all announced upcoming service changes. Here’s what you need to know: Agency: County Connection Changes Take Effect: August 16 Full Details: http://www.countyconnection.com Digest: Route 1M – New Service: Service to the Marchbanks neighborhood is being restored between WC BART, John Muir Medical Center and Marchbanks Route 3 – New Martinez Community Shuttle: New route will serve Amtrak, CC Regional Medical Center, Adult Education Serivces, Kaiser, Arnold Dr, and the Senior Center Route 19: Alignment changes to serve Sun Valley Mall and Diamond Blvd Route 310: Two AM and two PM trips added between Concord BART and Clayton/Kirker Route 314: Trip added leaving DVC at 6:10pm 600 Series: Changes to the 611, 613, 616, and 619 school day service Agency: AC Transit Changes Take Effect: August 23 Full Details: http://www.actransit.org Digest: Line 800 will operate more frequently on Friday night/Saturday morning and Saturday night/Sunday morning, with service every 20 minutes from 12:30am–6:30am On Sunday mornings, buses will operate every 30 minutes from 6:30am–7:30am Line 76: Two new trips added heading toward El Cerrito del Norte BART on weekdays, leaving Hilltop Mall at 7:13am and 2:24pm Minor schedule changes to Line 72R and G Agency: Wheels (LAVTA) Changes Take Effect: August 22 Full Details: http://www.wheelsbus.com Digest: Route 70X has been modified to bypass Walnut Creek in the non-commute direction, operating directly from Dublin to Pleasant Hill in the AM and directly from Pleasant Hill to Dublin in the PM Route 12/12X: Certain trips of the 12X and trips that begin at the Airway Park-n-Ride have been re-arranged within the schedule Route 54: The 5:36am trip is to be discontinued Route 503: The PM schedule has been re-arranged to accommodate Wells Middle School and Dublin High School with separate trips; the previously operated 5:30pm trip has been moved to 5:00pm in order to accommodate the after-school program at Dublin High School Route 501: A second, later departure has been added in the PM to accommodate the after-school program at Dublin High School Schedule changes to Route 3, 10, 12, 54, 70X, 501, 502, 503, 603, 607, 609, and 610 Agency: SolTrans Changes Take Effect: August 15 Full Details: http://www.soltransride.com Digest: Minor adjustments to printed schedules for Route 80 & 80s (1-2 minutes) to accurately reflect travel time... Read the rest
Age Well Drive Smart square The California Highway Patrol knows that driving is freedom. Helping seniors preserve that freedom is the focus of their Age Well Drive Smart program. On August 7, CHP – Contra Costa invites you to take their free Age Well Drive Smart class in Walnut Creek. This two-hour interactive program is designed to help Contra Costa County’s senior drivers refresh their knowledge of the “rules of the road” and learn about age-related physical changes and how to adjust to them.... Read the rest
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