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… Read the rest.  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.  

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… Read the rest– 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.

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… Read the rest, 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.

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

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