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
BART will be closing the Pittsburg Park & Ride starting Monday, May 15 for construction of the Pittsburg BART station. Duration of the closure is unknown. During the closure, Tri Delta Transit buses will not stop at this location. Buses cannot stop on Bliss Avenue. For details including alternate bus stops near the Park & Ride, click here.... Read the rest
Starting in mid-May 2017, construction work will begin on the northern parking lots of the Lafayette Station as part of the Station Site Improvements Project. The work will take approximately 8 months and be completed in two phases. Phase 1 will include the temporary relocation of the ADA lot and intermodal zone. Phase 2 will include the temporary relocation of the permit lot adjacent to Happy Valley Rd. The entrance to the north side of the Lafayette BART station will remain open during construction.... Read the rest
Looking for a fun way to celebrate Earth Day? If you’ve got a bike and live in Martinez, ride over to the John Muir National Historic Site on Saturday for the Birthday-Earth Day Celebration! Why ride your bike? Not only would John Muir – “The Father of our National Parks” – applaud you for keeping our air clean by using pollution-free transportation, but the Bay Area BikeMobile will also be at the event doing free bicycle repairs & giving maintenance tips from 10am until 2pm!... Read the rest
Earth Day is Saturday, April 22! We’ve pulled together a list of Earth Day celebrations in Contra Costa, happening now through Sunday the 23rd. 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 Thursday, April 20 Pleasant Hill  : Diablo Valley College Earth Day – Blend your own smoothie on 511CC’s blender bikes, learn about recycling, sample free vegetarian fare & enjoy live music!... Read the rest
Do you use the North Concord/Martinez or Pittsburg/Bay Point BART station? Live or work in East County? BART wants your input! With plans to expand East Contra Costa service in 2018, BART is conducting a study to identify projects to improve access to stations for pedestrians, bikes, vehicles and transit. They’ve drafted a preliminary document identifying barriers and proposing improvements, and now they want to hear from you! For more information or to submit feedback, visit the North Concord to Antioch BART Study webpage.... Read the rest
Is carpooling for you? Here’s a quick test: Do you dislike sitting in traffic, enjoy saving money and wouldn’t mind a little company on the drive to work? If you answered “yes”, keep reading. Myths Debunked “It’s hard to find people to carpool with.” Finding people to carpool with is actually easier than it’s ever been. Beyond networking with friends, neighbors & co-workers to create a traditional carpool, apps like Lyft Line, UberPOOL, Scoop and Carzac help you connect with a carpool one ride at a time with no long-term commitment.... Read the rest