Contra Costa Air Quality

 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
Bay Area traffic is bad. In fact, it’s the second-worst in the nation. So why aren’t more people carpooling? Because carpooling can be difficult. With Scoop, it’s easy. The Scoop app connects you with commuters traveling in the same direction, building your carpool for you. The app even handles directions and rider-to-driver payments. All you need to do is tell the app where you’re starting from, where you’re headed, and what time you want to leave before the deadline (9pm for the morning commute, 3:30pm for the afternoon) and it does the rest.... Read the rest
On Monday, May 22nd, Contra Costa County will host a community workshop on the I-680/Treat Boulevard Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvement Plan. The goal is to identifiy improvements to serve bicyclists and pedestrians using the Treat Boulevard/I-680 corridor between the Iron Horse Trail, through the Interstate-680 (I-680) over-crossing near the Contra Costa Centre/Pleasant Hill BART station area, and extending west to Geary Road/North Main Street in the City of Walnut Creek. Since the I-680/Treat Blvd overcrossing is one of the main arteries into the Contra Costa Centre/Pleasant Hill BART area from areas of Walnut Creek west of the freeway, residents and commuters are encouraged to attend this meeting and give feedback.... Read the rest