Screen Shot 2015-11-16 at 3.03.53 PM Capitol Corridor’s Train Treks for Kids program offers discounted train travel for student and youth groups of 20 or more. With access to destinations between Sacramento and San Jose, groups can visit sites like the State Capitol in Sacramento, Pier 39 in San Francisco and the Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose. Train Treks takes advantage of open seats to provide groups a substantial discount. Pricing is broken into three fare zones with groups paying for each zone traveled.... Read the rest
thanksgiving On Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 26), all transit agencies serving Contra Costa County will be running on modified schedules. In addition, some agencies will run on modified schedules the day after Thanksgiving (Nov. 27). Click any link below for detailed schedule information. Thanksgiving Day – Nov. 26 BART – Sunday AC Transit – Sunday County Connection – No Service WestCAT – Sunday: only Express J operating Wheels – Special service (no Rapid) Tri Delta Transit – Sunday: only routes 392, 393, 394 and 395 operating Capitol Corridor – Holiday Day After Thanksgiving – Nov.... Read the rest
Electric-Car-MTC-Drive032 If you’re considering purchasing an electric vehicle (EV), visit San Francisco the weekend of November 23 & 24 for an Experience Electric event, where you can test drive EVs from a variety of manufacturers for free. The test-drive weekend is part of a series of Experience Electric events put together by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) and Center for Sustainable Energy. The goal of the series is to spur electric vehicle adoption by offering thousands of free test drives around the Bay.... Read the rest
carma ccta logo If you’ve ever thought about carpooling, now is the time to try! Trade in your current commuting method for carpooling and your bridge tolls are covered, plus after 50 rides you’ll receive $50! The Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) has teamed up with Carma (real-time carpooling) to help relieve traffic congestion by encouraging more people to carpool. Thanks to a Federal grant, the program refunds HOV tolls from Bay Area bridges and offers a $50 cash incentive* to Contra Costa carpool riders utilizing the Carma app.... Read the rest
West County Transit Study The West Contra Costa Transportation Advisory Committee (WCCTAC) and Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) are holding a joint Telephone Town Hall Call-In Event this Thursday at 6pm to talk about the West County High-Capacity Transit Study and other transportation improvements in West County. The West County High-Capacity Transit Study is evaluating new public transportation options and funding opportunities to expand alternatives to driving. During the Telephone Town Hall, you’ll learn more about the Study and other planning efforts.... Read the rest
Color Clipper Logo The wait is over! Clipper is now accepted on County Connection, WestCAT, Wheels (LAVTA) and Tri Delta Transit buses. Here is some information to help you get started using Clipper: How to Get a Clipper Card: If you don’t already have a Clipper card, you can order one by phone, visit, or purchase one at transit agency ticket offices and select retail stores. (Details) 31-Day Pass vs.... Read the rest
flag Veterans Day is Wednesday, November 11. While most transit agencies serving Contra Costa County will be running on regular weekday schedules, both Tri Delta Transit and WestCAT will be operating on holiday schedules. Holiday Schedule Tri Delta Transit: Routes 392, 393, 394 and 395 will operate on a Sunday schedule; no other service WestCAT: DAR, Express J, Local (11, 19) – Saturday Service LYNX – Limited Service JX – Regular Service 30Z, JPX, C3 – No Service Weekday Schedule BART AC Transit County Connection Wheels (LAVTA) Capitol Corridor... Read the rest
Winter Spare the Air 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
If you live in or near Danville, help your teen be a safer driver by bringing them to the CHP’s Start Smart program on November 4! This two-hour driver safety class at Monte Vista High School is for new and future licensed teenage drivers and their parents. All are invited to attend! Presented by the California Highway Patrol, Streets Smarts Diablo and Monte Vista High School. The event is free but registration is requested.... Read the rest
ebike In October, Governor Brown signed legislation into law which clarifies how electric bicycles (e-bikes) should be operated in the state of California. The law, which takes effect January 1, creates three classes of e-bikes. Class 1 consists of pedal-assist e-bikes while Class 2 consists of e-bikes with throttles. Both classes are limited to motor-assisted speeds of 20 miles per hour and will be allowed to use the same lanes, paths & roadways as traditional (non-electric) bicycles.... Read the rest