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 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 22, 2014
AC Transit 2009 Holiday Bus On Christmas Day, all transit agencies serving Contra Costa County will be on Sunday or Holiday schedules. Modified service will be offered by some local transit agencies on the days before and after Christmas. Here are the holiday service changes for December 22-26th: Christmas Eve Tri Delta Transit: Routes 392, 393, 394 and 395 will operate on a Sunday schedule; no other service Wheels (LAVTA): Enhanced Saturday service; no service on Rapid WestCAT: DAR, Local Fixed Route, C3, JPX, 30Z, JX – Modified Holiday Service, 7pm Close (Approx.) LYNX – Limited Service Express J – Regular Service **All other transit agencies will offer regular weekday service on Christmas Eve (December 24) Christmas Day BART: Sunday schedule AC Transit: Sunday schedule WestCAT: Express J – Sunday service; no other service Capitol Corridor: Holiday schedule County Connection: No service Tri Delta Transit: Routes 392, 393, 394 and 395 will operate on a Sunday schedule; no other service Wheels: Special Service – No service on Rapid; only Route 10 and Route 15 are operating (on a special holiday schedule).... Read the rest
Posted May 15, 2014
(Photo credit: AC Transit) While it’s true all eyes are set on modernizing our transit system, AC Transit uploaded some fantastic pictures of buses and billboard ads from the 1960’s and 70’s.  We salute AC Transit’s fleet and campaigns from half a century ago! (All photos courtesy of AC Transit Can’t get enough of old-school AC Transit? The agency has dozens of more old photos in its “From the Archives March 2014” flickr set.... Read the rest
Posted Jan 31, 2014
Catching the Bus to Horseshoe Bay A bicyclist peacefully overtakes a bus loading and unloading passengers. Photo credit: Canadian Veggie If you commute by bike or bus, the conflict is familiar: a bus will overtake a person bicycling then arrive at a stop to pick up passengers, and while the bus is momentarily stopped the person bicycling will catch up and overtake the bus. Buses continuously cross the path bicyclists to pick up and drop off passengers, causing a game of “leap frog” as the two modes alternate overtaking each other.... Read the rest
Posted Dec 10, 2013
72R at San Pablo Ave & 40th St “The 72R made us look at our service in a whole new way and played an important part in the modernization of bus travel.” – AC Transit Board Director Chris Peeples. Photo credit: AC Transit Can you believe it? Back in June, AC Transit’s San Pablo Rapid Line – the 72R – turned 10 years old! Naturally, the milestone was celebrated (see photos here) and the line has many more years ahead of it.... Read the rest
Posted Nov 12, 2013
Gillig Suburban Inaugural 11.7.13 New AC Transit bus, the “Gillig Suburban,” offers riders free wifi. Photo credit: AC Transit In March AC Transit began phasing in a new line of buses built by Bay Area based company Gillig to replace some of the fleet’s older models. In August, AC Transit introduced the New Flyer 60’ articulated buses, which feature 52 seats (and additional room for standing) to handle demand along its most heavily traveled routes (click here to check out the specs of the bus).... Read the rest
Posted Oct 11, 2013
Photo credit: Cathy Huang BART workers may strike as early as Sunday, October 13th. Here is a comprehensive guide from multiple transit agencies and general information for getting around if there is another BART strike. Up to date information about the pending BART strike can be found at KQED Up to date traffic and transit info at 511 Alert BART has put together a contingency plan for their limited shuttle buses departing from the following nine stations: El Cerrito del Norte West Oakland Concord Walnut Creek Lafayette Dublin/Pleasanton San Leandro Hayward Fremont The buses will go directly into San Francisco from 5 am to 8 am and back from a stop near the San Francisco Transbay Terminal (loading zone located at Howard Street between Fremont Street and Beale Street) from 3 PM to 7 PM.... Read the rest
Posted May 18, 2013
A look at the interior of AC Transit’s new Gillg buses. Click the image for additional photos of the new buses Photo credit: AC Transit Some good news for AC Transit riders– the transit agency recently acquired 65 new buses from Hayward based Gillig! The buses started being phased in March and will be replacing some of the agency’s older buses. What makes these buses so great? Well, a number of things, including: Low-floor accessibility Stroller and wheel-chair areas Catalytic reduction and gas recirculation system that makes the engines of these new buses 90-percent cleaner than the buses being replaced Low-maintenance seating Digital display of next stops See the below video for other improvements are on the way for AC Transit and to see some views of what these new buses look like Video credit: AC Transit... Read the rest