Contra Costa Air Quality

Earth Day is Sunday, April 22! We’ve pulled together a list of Earth Day celebrations in Contra Costa, happening Wednesday, April 18 through Friday, April 27. If you see a  next to an event listing, it means 511 Contra Costa staff will have a table at the event. Say hello, pick up some 511CC swag & get info on bonuses for trying an alternative (and environmentally friendly) commute. Click any link below for additional information Earth Day Events Wednesday, April 18 Antioch: Los Medanos College – Nature preserve plant sale, live animals, clubs & prizes.... Read the rest
On President’s Day (Monday, February 19), some transit agencies will run on regular weekday schedules while others will offer modified service. We’ve collected all Monday’s schedules for easy reference. Click any link below for additional information: BART: Saturday schedule AC Transit: Sunday schedule WestCAT: Saturday schedule County Connection: Regular weekday schedule Tri Delta Transit: Routes 392, 393, 394 and 395 on Sunday schedule; no other service Wheels (LAVTA): Weekend Plus – All normal weekend service plus routes 53 & 54 Capitol Corridor: Regular weekday schedule... Read the rest
On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Monday, Jan. 15), some transit agencies will be on regular weekday schedules while others will provide holiday service. We’ve compiled the transit service information for easy reference. Click any link below for additional schedule information. BART: Saturday service AC Transit: Sunday service WestCAT: JR/JL, 11, 19, DAR – Saturday service; Lynx – limited service; No other service County Connection: Regular weekday service Tri Delta Transit: Routes 392, 393, 394 and 395 on Sunday schedule; No other service Wheels (LAVTA): Weekend Plus: All normal weekend service plus 53, 54 Capitol Corridor: Regular weekday service... Read the rest
2018 is here, and with it some new laws for transit and vanpool commuter benefits, walking and driving. Pre-Tax Commuter Benefit: If your employer offers a program where you can pay for transit or vanpool commuting expenses with pre-tax dollars, the monthly cap for that benefit has risen to $260 for 2018. The pre-tax cap for biking expenses remains at $20. Pedestrian Crossing Signals (AB 390): For crosswalk signals which include a countdown timer, it is now legal for a pedestrian to enter the crosswalk after the countdown has started, as long as they can make it across by the time the counter reaches zero.... Read the rest
On New Year’s Day, all transit agencies serving Contra Costa County will be on Sunday or Holiday schedules, except for County Connection which will have no service. On New Year’s Eve, BART will run until 3am. Free Transit: AC Transit & Muni will be offering free travel from 8pm New Year’s Eve until 5am the following morning. During the complimentary service, there is no need to tag your Clipper card. Special Note Regarding BART: San Francisco-bound Pittsburg/Bay Point and Richmond trains will not stop at Embarcadero Station after 8pm on New Year’s Eve. ... Read the rest
On Christmas Day, all transit agencies serving Contra Costa County will be on Sunday or Holiday schedules. Since Christmas Eve falls on a Sunday, all agencies will provide their usual Sunday service on December 24. Click any link below for additional schedule information. Christmas Eve (Sunday, Dec. 24) All Contra Costa transit agencies will operate on their usual Sunday schedules (BART, AC Transit, County Connection, Capitol Corridor, Wheels, Tri Delta Transit, WestCAT) Christmas Day (Monday, Dec.... Read the rest
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
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