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
The Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) is gathering public input to help prioritize what projects and programs should be included in their long-term roadmap for future investments – the Transportation Expenditure Plan (TEP). Giving your input is both easy and fun thanks to the CCTA’s online investment game. The way the game works is simple: You start with ten ‘coins’ which you spend on the projects most important to you. Projects are grouped by category (e.g.... Read the rest
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
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
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
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
The Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) is updating the Countywide Transportation Plan and they would like to hear your ideas on how to keep Contra Costa moving. CCTA is responsible for maintaining and improving Contra Costa’s transportation system by planning and funding key projects, like the Caldecott Tunnel Fourth Bore, Highway 4 widening, and BART system extensions. The agency also helps maintain local streets, reduce traffic congestion, and make Contra Costa safe for bicyclists and pedestrians all in efforts to get you where you need to go.... Read the rest
HWY 4 Caltrans will close Lane #1 of SR-160  in Antioch, in the northbound direction between SR-4 and the 18th Street/Main Street off-ramp on Thursday evening, April 24, from 6:00 pm to 6:00 am. Calrtrans and the Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) are constructing two new connector ramps, one connecting westbound Highway 4 to northbound SR-160, and one connecting southbound SR-160 to eastbound Highway 4 as part of the Highway 4 improvements. The Highway 4 projects include improvements that will help revitalize eastern Contra Costa County.... Read the rest
Hey @lyft, looking good @hollymac @dogkiwi. Catching a ride with someone via Lyft, as indicated by the car wearing an iconic pink mustache. Photo credit: lizasperling Let’s face it, it was only a matter of time. You have a smart phone, you just got out of a meeting and want to get across town. So you pull out your phone and within minutes someone comes to pick you up. What is this being described? It’s a new breed of carpool apps in action.... Read the rest