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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
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