Posted Aug 14, 2014
The California Highway Patrol, Street Smarts Diablo, and Pittsburg High School are hosting the CHP Start Smart Driving Safety Program for teen drivers and their parents August 19, 2014 from 6-8 pm at Pittsburg High School Creative Arts Building.  Registration is FREE and open to all Pittsburg students and parents. Registration is requested. Click here to register.  For more information call Street Smarts Diablo at 925-969-1083. Start Smart is a two-hour driver safety education class given by the CHP.... Read the rest
Posted Apr 16, 2014
CONGRATULATIONS to Alexandria Rickli, a 6th grader from J. Douglas Adams Middle School in Brentwood. The Central/East office of 511 Contra Costa conducted a student artwork contest among middle schools in Central and Eastern Contra Costa County for the 2014 511 Contra Costa market bag design.  The winning artwork of Alexandria Rickli was chosen among 12 entries.  The theme of the artwork contest was Explore New Ways to Get Around: carpool, transit, bike, skateboard and walk and was to depict how these environmentally-friendly ways of getting around help reduce pollution and promote clean air.  ... Read the rest
Posted Jun 4, 2013
In Fall 2012, 511 Contra Costa deployed Street Smarts Diablo Region, a traffic safety program, with federal Safe Routes to School funding. Street Smarts Diablo Region intends to educate pedestrians, cyclists and drivers through programs delivered at all public elementary, middle and high schools. In the City of Pittsburg, Martin Luther King Jr Junior High School recently received a three day bicycle and safety pedestrian safety training program and teacher Mr.... Read the rest
Posted Jan 17, 2013
Pittsburg/Bay Point station, the current eastern terminus in Contra Costa County. Photo credit:  Chris Downs Back in October two major construction projects broke ground– State Route 4 widening and the eBART extension to eastern Contra Costa County. Because eBART will operate down the median of State Route 4, the two projects are being implemented in tandem with construction projected to be completed in Fall 2016. Let’s take a closer look at the projects.... Read the rest
Posted Jun 27, 2011
Pittsburg is hosting a final open house tomorrow, Tuesday June 28th from 5:30 to 6 PM as part of a public review period that ends August 1st. The master plan calls for retail stores, plazas and high- and medium-density housing, enabling residents to leave their cars at home while commuting to any part of the Bay Area served by BART. Are you free Tuesday night? Come to the open house to share your thoughts.... Read the rest
Posted Jul 8, 2010
Construction on BART’s eastward extension, which will span 10 miles from the Pittsburg/Bay Point BART station towards Hillcrest Avenue, is set to begin this fall. The extension will fulfill the first phase of the eBart project, which aims to bring BART into East County. It should be completed by 2015. BART will be providing a project overview and gathering feedback about fares, station access, and hours of operation at three venues next week.... Read the rest
Posted Jun 9, 2010
PITTSBURG, CA – Congressman John Garamendi (D-Walnut Creek, CA), a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, today issued the following statement after attending the groundbreaking for the Highway 4/Loveridge Road Widening Project: “The Highway 4 Widening Project is a win, win, win for the Bay Area. It means thousands of new jobs, less congestion, and improved public transit access. Federal, state, and local government officials worked together to secure the necessary $165.4 million for this project.... Read the rest
Posted May 7, 2010
Upcoming Events & Meetings Thursday May 13, 2010 – Bike to Work Day Thursday May 13, 2010 – Evening on the Trails For more events, visit http://www.511contracosta.org/events/ Local News (Contra Costa County & East Bay) Bike Buck$ Program begins With road funds, Pittsburg plans 1.7-mile expressway, BART extension into East Contra Costa County, and other projects WestCAT joins Twitter Bay Area & California News Spare the Air smog season begins this week for the Bay Area Senator Joe Simitian aims to give carpool users a free ride in carpool lanes The race is on to build charging station for electric vehicles Bay Area Bicycle Coalition unveils iPhone application that will allow riders to track their bike commuting to earn prizes Follow 511CC on Twitter or Like us on Facebook to receive additional updates and the latest 511CC promotions, along with entering yourself to win a $25 gift card to Peet’s Coffee & Tea!... Read the rest