Posted Feb 25, 2015
The California Department of Transportation and the Contra Costa Transportation Authority are constructing two new connector ramps, one connecting westbound State Route 4 (SR-4) to northbound SR-160, and one connecting southbound State Route 160 (SR-160) to eastbound SR-4 in Contra Costa County. Part of this construction work entails adjustment of temporary bridge supports that span over SR-4. In order to ensure crew and public safety during this work, the contractor will close all lanes of SR-4 in the eastbound and westbound directions between the SR-4/SR-160 connector ramp and Laurel Road.... Read the rest
Posted Feb 20, 2015
Tri Delta Transit Wheels (LAVTA) – The Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority is making minor changes to several of its regular and school-focused bus routes effective Saturday, February 21: Route 2 – The afternoon schedule has been modified to improve timings for Fallon Middle School students; trips now depart E Dublin BART at 30 minutes past each hour instead of at the hour. Route 9 – Trips that previously operated as Route 70X now operate as Route 9 in the Hacienda Business Park.... Read the rest
Posted Feb 18, 2015
Screen Shot 2015-02-13 at 4.01.18 PM In late January, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission unveiled their new Vital Signs website. Drawing from over 20 years of data, the website offers interactive, customizable charts and graphs on various aspects of transportation in the Bay Area. According to the MTC, the idea behind the project is to allow Bay Area residents, “to track the region’s progress toward reaching key transportation, land use, environmental and economic policy goals.” The MTC plans to add land use and economic development data to the site in the spring and data relating to environmental and safety questions in the summer.... Read the rest
Posted Feb 17, 2015
SF-MTC-logo The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) is offering opportunities for Bay Area high school students to get hands-on experience in the transportation field through paid summer internships. They are currently accepting applications for positions in 9 Bay Area counties, including Contra Costa. This year 511 Contra Costa is proud to offer two internship opportunities as part of the program, in our El Cerrito and Pleasant Hill offices. Interested students are encouraged to apply for positions in their home county.... Read the rest
Posted Feb 2, 2015
chp2 With a new year come new laws pertaining to the vehicle code. With some help from the California Highway Patrol, here’s a quick digest of the new laws. Modified Limousine Safety Requirements – Regulations (SB 611): The new law defines a modified limousine as a vehicle that seats not more than 10 passengers, including the driver, and has been modified, altered, or extended in a manner that increases the wheelbase of the vehicle, sufficient to accommodate additional passengers.... Read the rest
Posted Jan 27, 2015
Deer Valley High School Driver Safety Video Students from Deer Valley High School’s Television Class produced a three-minute video on driver safety and awareness. Street Smarts Diablo Region and the CHP partnered with the Deer Valley High, in Antioch, to unveil the video today. See the Contra Costa Times covered the unveiling and wrote an article.... Read the rest
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