Contra Costa Air Quality

BART to Antioch service begins this Saturday, including the official opening of two new stations: Antioch & Pittsburg Center. Here’s what you need to know about opening weekend & using the new service: Free Community Celebration – May 25 Ribbon-Cutting Celebration: BART will host a community celebration on Friday, May 25 at the new Antioch Station (1600 Slatten Ranch Rd). The ribbon-cutting ceremony will be from 11am-noon, followed by local entertainment and free train rides (available from 1pm-8pm).... Read the rest
On Memorial Day (Monday, May 28), all transit agencies serving Contra Costa County will be on holiday-adjusted schedules. In addition, County Connection will offer no service Memorial Day. Click any link below for additional schedule information. Memorial Day BART: Sunday service AC Transit: Sunday service WestCAT: Sunday service Capitol Corridor: Weekend/holiday service County Connection: No service Tri Delta Transit: Sunday schedule (Available Routes: 392, 393, 394, 395) Wheels (LAVTA): Weekend service (Available Routes: 1, 3, 8, 10R, 14, 15, 30R)... Read the rest
Great Weather Creates High Bike to Work Day Turnout Thousands of East Bay residents pedaled to work on Thursday, May 10 to celebrate the 24th annual Bay Area Bike to Work Day. Morning counts taken at East Bay Energizer Stations tallied 19,800 people either stopping in or rolling by. In Contra Costa alone, over 4,000 riders were counted. The event’s 48 Energizer Stations were located next to popular bike commute routes, along regional trails, at BART and other transit stations, and in downtown areas around Contra Costa.... Read the rest
Bike to Work Day is here! Get all the info you need for the big day. Prepare for your bike commute and check out the map of Contra Costa’s 50+ energizer stations to find one along your route. Plan a few minutes to stop at an energizer station for a quick chat and grab some great swag! Visit the Bike To Work Day Page »... Read the rest
Earth Day is Sunday, April 22! We’ve pulled together a list of Earth Day celebrations in Contra Costa, happening Wednesday, April 18 through Friday, April 27. If you see a  next to an event listing, it means 511 Contra Costa staff will have a table at the event. Say hello, pick up some 511CC swag & get info on bonuses for trying an alternative (and environmentally friendly) commute. Click any link below for additional information Earth Day Events Wednesday, April 18 Antioch: Los Medanos College – Nature preserve plant sale, live animals, clubs & prizes.... Read the rest
On President’s Day (Monday, February 19), some transit agencies will run on regular weekday schedules while others will offer modified service. We’ve collected all Monday’s schedules for easy reference. Click any link below for additional information: BART: Saturday schedule AC Transit: Sunday schedule WestCAT: Saturday schedule County Connection: Regular weekday schedule Tri Delta Transit: Routes 392, 393, 394 and 395 on Sunday schedule; no other service Wheels (LAVTA): Weekend Plus – All normal weekend service plus routes 53 & 54 Capitol Corridor: Regular weekday schedule... Read the rest
On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Monday, Jan. 15), some transit agencies will be on regular weekday schedules while others will provide holiday service. We’ve compiled the transit service information for easy reference. Click any link below for additional schedule information. BART: Saturday service AC Transit: Sunday service WestCAT: JR/JL, 11, 19, DAR – Saturday service; Lynx – limited service; No other service County Connection: Regular weekday service Tri Delta Transit: Routes 392, 393, 394 and 395 on Sunday schedule; No other service Wheels (LAVTA): Weekend Plus: All normal weekend service plus 53, 54 Capitol Corridor: Regular weekday service... Read the rest
2018 is here, and with it some new laws for transit and vanpool commuter benefits, walking and driving. Pre-Tax Commuter Benefit: If your employer offers a program where you can pay for transit or vanpool commuting expenses with pre-tax dollars, the monthly cap for that benefit has risen to $260 for 2018. The pre-tax cap for biking expenses remains at $20. Pedestrian Crossing Signals (AB 390): For crosswalk signals which include a countdown timer, it is now legal for a pedestrian to enter the crosswalk after the countdown has started, as long as they can make it across by the time the counter reaches zero.... Read the rest
On New Year’s Day, all transit agencies serving Contra Costa County will be on Sunday or Holiday schedules, except for County Connection which will have no service. On New Year’s Eve, BART will run until 3am. Free Transit: AC Transit & Muni will be offering free travel from 8pm New Year’s Eve until 5am the following morning. During the complimentary service, there is no need to tag your Clipper card. Special Note Regarding BART: San Francisco-bound Pittsburg/Bay Point and Richmond trains will not stop at Embarcadero Station after 8pm on New Year’s Eve. ... Read the rest
On Christmas Day, all transit agencies serving Contra Costa County will be on Sunday or Holiday schedules. Since Christmas Eve falls on a Sunday, all agencies will provide their usual Sunday service on December 24. Click any link below for additional schedule information. Christmas Eve (Sunday, Dec. 24) All Contra Costa transit agencies will operate on their usual Sunday schedules (BART, AC Transit, County Connection, Capitol Corridor, Wheels, Tri Delta Transit, WestCAT) Christmas Day (Monday, Dec.... Read the rest