SchoolPool_sq Enrollment for the 2015 SchoolPool program is now open! SchoolPool is a program that encourages students to use public transit to get to & from school by offering free introductory County Connection or Tri Delta Transit bus passes for up to 2 students per household. The program is open to students enrolled in middle or high schools (grades 6-12) in Antioch, Brentwood, Clayton, Concord, Martinez, Oakley, Pittsburg, Pleasant Hill, Walnut Creek, and the unincorporated areas of Central and East Contra Costa County.... Read the rest
511CC_logo We’ve collected the transit schedules for July 3 & 4 to make it easier to know which buses and trains are running and how often to expect them. For more information about specific schedules, click the links below. Friday, July 3 – Independence Day (Observed) AC Transit – Weekday service BART – Weekday service Capitol Corridor – Weekday service County Connection – Weekend service Tri Delta Transit – Holiday service WestCAT – Sunday service Wheels (LAVTA) – Sunday service Saturday, July 4 – Independence Day (Actual) AC Transit – Sunday Service BART – Sunday service Capitol Corridor – Saturday service County Connection – No service Tri Delta Transit – Holiday service WestCAT – Saturday service Wheels (LAVTA) – Sunday service (no service on Rapid)... Read the rest
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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