The Bay Area’s 25th Annual Bike To Work Day is less than 3 weeks away, and there’s a lot to get excited about! What’s In Store Free Stuff on May 9th: If you know anything about the biggest bike commuting day of the year, you probably know bike commuters can visit Energizer Stations on the […]

511 Contra Costa and the Miles app have teamed up to help you get the most out of your commute! Download the Miles app, and you’ll start earning points called ‘miles’ anytime you walk, ride transit, bike, or drive in Contra Costa. The greener your mode of travel, the more points you’ll earn! Your miles […]

“By riding my bike to work I save money, stay healthy, and reduce my stress levels at the same time.” –John Cunningham Contra Costa County’s Bike Commuter of the Year for 2019 is John Cunningham! A longtime cyclist, John is a Principal Planner for Contra Costa County’s Transportation Planning Division who quite literally walks the […]

Earth Day is Saturday, April 20! We’ve pulled together a list of Earth Day celebrations in Contra Costa, happening through Sunday, April 28. 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 […]

Think it’s difficult to find a carpool? Not only is it easy, we’ve got four ways for you to do it: Scoop: The Scoop app arranges one-time carpools for morning and afternoon commute periods, Monday through Friday. Tell it your origin, destination and departure time before the pre-commute deadline, and it will match you with one […]

Stretch your commuting dollar by taking advantage of our ‘Buy One, Get One’ offers! 511 Contra Costa has partnered with county transit agencies to offer two-for-one deals on the following cards and passes: County Connection – Express Monthly Pass or Commuter Card WestCAT – 31-Day Lynx Transbay Pass Tri Delta Transit – Commuter 20-Ride Pass […]

If you like riding your bike and getting free stuff, then the 511CC Summer Bike Challenge is for you! Available in Concord, Martinez, Pleasant Hill, Walnut Creek, Oakley and Brentwood, the Challenge is open to all ages, is fun and is completely free. Participating is easy: Download a printable Challenge Card and start exploring your […]

BART service to Antioch began in May 2018 with the official opening of two new stations: Antioch & Pittsburg Center. Using the New BART to Antioch Service No Park & Ride at the New Stations: Park & Ride parking is not available for bus patrons, carpools, ride sharing, etc. at the Antioch and Pittsburg Center […]

Great Weather Creates High Bike to Work Day Turnout Thousands of East Bay residents pedaled to work on Thursday, May 10 to celebrate the 24th annual Bay Area Bike to Work Day. Morning counts taken at East Bay Energizer Stations tallied 19,800 people either stopping in or rolling by. In Contra Costa alone, over 4,000 riders were […]

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 […]