Posted Mar 26, 2015
Screen Shot 2015-03-26 at 4.52.24 PM Caltrans District 4 has scheduled the following lane and ramp closures for the Interstate 680 Mococo Overhead Bridge Rehabilitation Project: On-Ramp Closures The Marina Vista on-ramp to southbound I-680 will be closed: Thursday night, March 26, from 6pm-6am 6pm Friday night, March 27 until 12pm Saturday, March 28 Lane/Shoulder Closures at the Marina Vista/Waterfront Road Interchange: One northbound lane will be closed from 8pm Friday, March 27 to 5am Monday, March 30 The left shoulder of southbound I-680 will be closed from 8pm Friday, March 27 through 5am Monday, March 30 Upcoming Closure of Southbound I-680 Off-Ramp to Marina Vista/Waterfront Road In late April 2015 Caltrans will close the southbound off-ramp from I-680 to Marina Vista/Waterfront Road.... Read the rest
Posted Mar 26, 2015
Screen Shot 2015-03-24 at 4.52.41 PM If you ride WestCAT’s LYNX route, get ready to start seeing double! Photo Courtesy WestCAT AC Transit handed off a shiny, new 80-seat double-decker bus (on loan from manufacturer Alexander Dennis) to WestCAT earlier this week, and it went into active use today! The double-decker bus will be part of the LYNX fleet for a demonstration period through March 26-April 13. In order to give everyone an opportunity to experience the new vehicle, the bus will be scheduled for use on various LYNX runs.... Read the rest
Posted Mar 26, 2015
Screen Shot 2015-03-23 at 2.58.02 PM Foothill Middle School parents & students, it’s time to get ready to Bike and Roll to school! As a lead-up to National Bike to School Day on May 6, Street Smarts Diablo is teaming up with select Contra Costa middle schools for a series of individual Bike & Roll to School events. On March 31, Foothill Middle School students will be accepting the challenge to get to school on wheels by riding their bikes, skateboards and scooters!... Read the rest
Posted Mar 25, 2015
streetsmartsdiablo National Bike to School Day is Wednesday, May 6. As a lead-up to the big day, Street Smarts Diablo is teaming up with select middle schools in Contra Costa for a series of individual Bike & Roll to School events. Middle school students will be accepting the challenge to get to school on wheels by riding their bikes, skateboards and scooters! Drivers are advised to exercise extreme caution from late March through early May as bicycling and walking events will mean an increase in school-aged children walking & bicycling to and from school.... Read the rest
Posted Mar 20, 2015
Screen Shot 2015-03-17 at 3.49.27 PM Older drivers are often the safest drivers, since they are more likely to wear their seatbelts and less likely to speed or drink and drive. However, older drivers are more likely to be killed or seriously hurt when a crash does occur due to their greater susceptibility to injury. CarFit is an educational program offering older adults the opportunity to check how well their personal vehicles “fit” them. A trained team, including occupational therapy practitioners, will assist older drivers in assuring they leave with:  A clear line of sight over the steering wheel  Adequate space between the front airbag/steering wheel and the driver’s breastbone  Properly adjusted head restraints and proper positioning on the gas and brake pedals  Proper seat belt fit and instruction on proper use Safe positioning of mirrors to minimize blind spots The Pleasant Hill Commission on Aging will host a CarFit event for Pleasant Hill Seniors on Saturday, May 2, from 10am-1:00pm, consisting of a series of personal appointments. ... Read the rest
Posted Mar 18, 2015
Plans are underway to build a separated bike/pedestrian path on the upper deck of the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge. As part of a four-year Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTC) pilot project, the shoulders on the upper and lower decks of the bridge will be converted to a bike/pedestrian path and a traffic lane, respectively. The bike/pedestrian path is slated to be 10 feet wide, separated from vehicles by either a movable barrier or temporary concrete walls, and include a raised approach on the bridge’s east side.... Read the rest
Posted Mar 16, 2015
Julie Pierce is a council member for the City of Clayton, chair of the Contra Costa Transportation Authority and president of the Association of Bay Area Governments; she also serves on the Metropolitan Transportation Commission and sits on the Board of TRANSPAC — the Regional Transportation Planning Committee for Central Contra Costa. In addition, Pierce is president of the California Association of Councils of Governments (CALCOG) — the state association for councils of governments, regional transportation planning agencies, transportation authorities and congestion management agencies.... Read the rest
Posted Mar 13, 2015
Screen Shot 2015-03-13 at 12.48.38 PM You’re invited to help create a more walkable and bikeable Concord at a Bicycle & Pedestrian Master Plan Community Workshop on Wednesday, April 8. Community input is vital to the creation of the Bicycle & Pedestrian Master Plan, which seeks to improve access for pedestrians and bicyclists to the City’s BART stations, guide investments in infrastructure, improve connections between the regional trails network and downtown, and improve safe access between schools, jobs, downtown, and other important areas of the city.... Read the rest
Posted Mar 12, 2015
Caltrans is reminding motorists that one-way traffic controls will be in effect on the Highway 160 Antioch Bridge as crews perform routine inspections of the span this week and next week. Crews will alternate lane closures in both northbound and southbound directions, with flaggers and a pilot car helping direct traffic. The work is slated from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on four consecutive weekdays – Monday through Thursday of this week and March 16 to 19 next week. ... Read the rest
Posted Mar 11, 2015
On March 5, 2015 the Water Emergency Transportation Association (WETA) Board approved the Richmond Ferry Project Agreement, signalling the return of ferry service between San Francisco and Richmond. The Water Authority will now order two catamaran ferry vessels — which will become part of the San Francisco Bay Ferry fleet — and build the new ferry terminal at Ford Peninsula in Richmond. According to the Agreement, ferry riders can expect: In the morning (6am-9am), three trips to San Francisco, with two reverse commute trips back to Richmond In the evening (3pm-7pm), four trips from San Francisco to Richmond, with three reverse commute trips back to San Francisco The possibillity of mid-day service being established if demand and funding are sufficient The Agreement does not provide for service on weekends, holidays or for San Francisco Giants games.... Read the rest