Contra Costa Air Quality

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
 As part of the City’s Golf Club Road/Old Quarry Road Improvement Project, the contractor will be eliminating one lane in each direction of travel along Old Quarry Road starting this Saturday (8/26), and will be restricting left turn movement into and out of Camelback Road from Old Quarry Road. This traffic control (see diagram above) is needed so the contractor can start demolition and work on the roundabout circle itself at the Old Quarry Road/Camelback Road intersection.... Read the rest
It’s back-to-school time! If you live within walking distance of your child’s school, you might consider forming a walking school bus. A walking school bus can be as simple as two families taking turns walking their children to school. You can definitely go bigger, by including more parents and children, but it’s easiest to start with a small group of interested families. For details on how to start your own walking school bus, read Street Smarts Diablo’s ‘how to’ guide.... Read the rest
Want an easy way to improve transit service in central Contra Costa? Take County Connection’s Community Survey! Residents of central Contra Costa are being asked to complete a 5-minute survey. The responses will help County Connection make planning and service decisions, so your feedback matters! Click here to take the survey.... Read the rest
Did you know you can catch a ride across the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge without an app for an average cost of $1? You can! And it’s not a new service, it’s Casual Carpool – helping commuters reduce their travel time between San Francisco & the East Bay for almost 40 years. Offering a dollar to the driver (to contribute to the $2.50 toll and gas) is just one of the ‘unspoken’ rules of Casual Carpool.... Read the rest
The Contra Costa Transportation Authority is updating the Countywide Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan and they need your input. The Plan will help coordinate local plans for bicycle and pedestrian networks and help the Authority better understand where and how often people walk and bike. The last update to the Plan was in 2009, so your comments and ideas on how the new plan should look are vital. There are two ways to get participate – online or by attending an upcoming event in Contra Costa: July 8, 2017 (Saturday) – Pinole Farmers’ Market – 9am-1pm July 15th, 2017 (Saturday) – Brentwood Farmers’ Market – 8am-noon If you would like to participate in the planning process online or would like more information about the Plan update, visit KeepContraCostaMoving.net.... Read the rest
For 2017, the Fourth of July falls on a Tuesday. As a result, all transit agencies serving Contra Costa will be running on modified schedules for the holiday. Click any link below for additional schedule information. BART: Sunday schedule AC Transit: Sunday schedule WestCAT: Sunday schedule Capitol Corridor: Weekend/Holiday schedule County Connection: No service Tri Delta Transit: Sunday schedule Wheels (LAVTA): Weekend schedule... Read the rest
Last week BART conducted a Twitter Town Hall, fielding questions from the public on a variety of topics. Great information came out of it including plans & projects affecting Contra Costa. We collected the Contra Costa-related questions and responses below: Hercules/Richmond (West CoCo Transit Study): @SFBART Are there any plans to extend SF BART northbound to SMART in Marin county, and Richmond line up to Vallejo? #AskSFBART — ?Niktereuto? (@Niktereuto) May 23, 2017 Marin- No.... Read the rest
On Memorial Day (Monday, May 29), all transit agencies serving Contra Costa County will be on holiday-adjusted schedules. In addition, County Connection will offer no service Memorial Day. Click any link below for additional schedule information. Memorial Day (May 29) BART: Sunday service AC Transit: Sunday service WestCAT: Sunday service Capitol Corridor: Weekend/holiday service County Connection: No service Tri Delta Transit: Sunday schedule (Available Routes: 392, 393, 394, 395) Wheels (LAVTA): Weekend service (Available Routes: 1, 3, 8, 10R, 14, 15, 30R) Photo Courtesty jhh1776... Read the rest