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On Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 23), all transit agencies serving Contra Costa County will be running on modified schedules. In addition, some agencies will have modified schedules the day after Thanksgiving (Nov. 24). Click any link below for detailed schedule information. Thanksgiving Day – Nov. 23 BART – Sunday service AC Transit – Sunday service County Connection – No service WestCAT – Sunday service Wheels – Special service: Routes 10R, 14, 15 and 30R only (on a Weekend schedule) Tri Delta Transit – Sunday service: only routes 392, 393, 394 and 395 operating Capitol Corridor – Weekend/Holiday service Day After Thanksgiving – Nov.... Read the rest
There are many ways to implement or improve an existing commuter benefit program at little or no cost. Offering certain employee benefits can actually save your company money. If your office  is located in any of the nine San Francisco Bay Area counties and you have 50 or more employees (at a single site or at multiple sites) you are required to register with the Bay Area Commuter Benefits Program. Corporate Tax Benefit Information Under the Transportation Equity Act, IRS code 132(f), and California state law, employers are allowed to offer payroll tax savings for transportation assistance.... Read the rest
As part of the City’s Golf Club Road/Old Quarry Road Improvement Project, there will be road closures (near Diablo Valley College) between November 10 and November 19. Old Quarry Road Closure Old Quarry Road will be temporarily closed between Golf Club Road and Chilpancingo Parkway starting at 8 a.m. on November 10 (Friday) through 6 p.m. on November 12 (Sunday), and between 8 a.m. on November 17 (Friday) through 6 p.m.... Read the rest
Veterans Day 2017 will be observed on Friday, November 10. While most transit serving Contra Costa County will operate on weekday schedules, Tri Delta Transit and WestCAT will be on holiday schedules. Click links for additional information. Holiday Schedule Tri Delta Transit: Routes 392, 393, 394, 395 – Sunday Schedule No other service WestCAT: JX, Lynx – Weekday Schedule J, 11, 19, Dial-a-Ride – Saturday Schedule No other service Weekday Schedule BART – NOTE: For the Pittsburg-Bay Point Line during peak hours, trains will arrive every 10-15 minutes and Transbay trains will be 8 cars long AC Transit County Connection Wheels (LAVTA) Capitol Corridor... Read the rest
Between the 12-cent-per-gallon increase in the gas tax and being able to earn $2 credit each trip, there’s never been a better time to trade your solo commute for a shared ride! Whether you fill an empty seat in your car or catch a ride as a passenger, carpooling is a great way to save money. Thanks to a partnership between 511 Contra Costa and Scoop, when you use the Scoop app to match with another commuter for your ride to work, you get a $2 credit.... Read the rest
California’s 12-cent gas tax increase went into effect this month, and you’ll soon see the impact at gas stations throughout the state. We have a couple of ways for you to beat the tax hike: Share the Ride – Whether you call it ridesharing or carpooling, it’s the same thing – sharing a ride and splitting the cost. Now that most people have smartphones, apps make it possible to carpool to work with just a little advance notice.... Read the rest
Commuting to Concord and Pleasant Hill/Contra Costa Centre BART just got easier! Carpools using the Scoop app will receive a guaranteed parking space and free parking at Concord or Pleasant Hill/Contra Costa Centre BART stations if they arrive before 10 a.m. So, if you’re willing to fill an empty seat, you’ll have a parking spot waiting for you when you arrive! To get free, reserved parking at Concord and Pleasant Hill/Contra Costa Centre BART stations, download the app at takescoop.com, use promo code BARTLOVE05 to receive a $5 credit, type in the BART station name, and schedule a trip either before 9:00 p.m.... Read the rest
Text START to 925-905-8747 to join the Text-Your-Commute Challenge! You can start the Text-your-Commute challenge anytime through October 16th! For additional information, read through the challenge rewards, eligibility and program rules below. Do you currently drive alone? Are you tired of sitting in traffic? Try out a different commute & get rewarded with the Contra Costa Text-Your-Commute Challenge! The Challenge is a fun and exciting opportunity to explore alternative modes of transportation to get to/from work.... Read the rest
This Wednesday, you’re invited to Richmond City Hall to give the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) feedback on programs to increase the use of electric vehicles (EVs). California’s electric utilities, including PG&E, have proposed several programs to speed up the adoption of electric vehicles as part of an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. At the meeting, CPUC Commissioner Carla Peterman and staff will briefly outline the utilities’ proposals, then ask community members about their concerns and expectations.... Read the rest
On Monday, September 4, County Connection will offer no service. All other transit agencies in Contra Costa will operate on Sunday schedules. For more information about specific schedules, use the links below. Transit Operators Running Sunday Service on Labor Day AC Transit BART Capitol Corridor Tri Delta Transit – Only Routes 392, 393, 394 & 395 in service WestCAT Wheels (LAVTA) No Labor Day Service County Connection... Read the rest