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 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 Sep 5, 2014
Both BART and County Connection have announced the return of programs offering free passes for school trips. Thanks to funding from the Monterey Bay Aquarium, the Free BART Rides for School Field Trips’ program is back and will offer 40,000 free trips for students, teachers and chaperones traveling with their schools to cultural and educational destinations. Bay Area schools in Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco and San Mateo Counties are eligible to apply and applications are currently being taken on a first-come, first-served basis through December 31st, 2014.... Read the rest
Posted Mar 19, 2014
The County Connection is proposing services changes focused in Walnut Creek and Martinez with some changes in Concord and Pleasant Hill.  Visit County Connection’s website for more information and to submit a comment.... Read the rest
Posted Feb 7, 2014
Commuters catching Tri Delta Transit buses at the current Hillcrest Park & Ride on a typical weekday afternoon Big changes are coming up for the Hillcrest Park & Ride lot located in Antioch at the corner of Hillcrest Avenue and Sunset Drive.  Starting Sunday, February 16, 2014, commuters will be parking a bit further up on Sunset Drive on Lot A of the upcoming eBART station. The new parking lot will feature an additional 94 spaces for commuters.  ... Read the rest
Posted Dec 11, 2013
Good news if you are a senior or disabled County Connection rider: beginning on Sunday, December 22, 2013, rides will be free seven days a week from 10 AM to 2 PM on any regular or express fixed-route service for the next six months. County Connection is responding to a need in our community for reliable transportation options for the elderly and persons with disabilities, said Bob Simmons, County Connection Board Chair and City of Walnut Creek Council Member.... Read the rest
Posted Nov 11, 2013
transit app, I appreciate you A mobile app with a sense of humor, Transit App claims to support Hyperloop service, in addition to a number of local transit agencies. Photo credit: sbma44 Smartphones have quickly become a best friend for those who ride public transportation, often keeping commuters busy while riding or waiting for the bus. Of course, one of the best things about having a smartphone when taking transit is that it can let riders know when the next bus will arrive in real-time.... 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 Jul 22, 2013
Didn’t get a chance to take advantage of one of the many “Buy One Get One” (BOGO) transit discounts offered earlier this year? You’re in luck, three Contra Costa County transit agencies have extended their BOGO deals – County Connection, Tri Delta Transit and WestCAT! Here are the offers: County Connection Apply for a free Value Express Monthly bus pass when you purchase an express monthly pass (good for unlimited rides on any County Connection Express bus route, the 90 series bus routes.... Read the rest
Posted Jul 5, 2013
About half a year ago, the County Connection introduced “Bus Tracker,” the latest upgrade to County Connection’s on-board computer system that provides real time arrival predictions for any bus stop in the system. Since the upgrade, the agency has received nothing but positive feedback from transit riders. Take, for example, this comment from Gabe Griffith, president of the Contra Costa Chapter of the California Council of the Blind: “Thank you for introducing Bus Tracker.... Read the rest