Contra Costa Air Quality

You’re already saving money by taking transit. Maybe you’re also saving money with a bus pass, too. Do you have one of the following Tri Delta Transit passes? Day Pass – $3  (two sing ride tickets with no transfers is $3.50) Fixed Route Monthly Pass -$50 Day Passes make a lot of sense. You can enjoy unlimited rides all day for a minimum savings of  $0.50, and receive discounts at selected retailers.... Read the rest
Contra Costa County has three great bus services, but sometimes your day takes you beyond the service area of just one. If you live in the County Connection territory but need to get to Rodeo, served by WestCAT, you have to make a transfer. Already these agencies do their best to make transfers line up for a hassle-free connection. With a new unlimited inter-agency pass, traveling between WestCat, Wheels, Tri Delta Transit, and The County Connection just got easier.... Read the rest
This week, AC Transit stopped honoring paper passes for youth under age 18. The agency will only accept plastic Clipper cards, shown to the right. Clipper Youth cards may take up to three weeks to process, and applicants must apply for them in person with one of the following forms of documentation to verify their ages: Birth Certificate Driver’s license issued by any state Identification card issued by any state Alien Registration/Permanent Resident Card Matricula Consular/Consular Identification Card Passport SF City ID Card For more information on the web: Official Clipper Card website AC Transit website New AC Transit bus passes for students – Contra Costa Times... Read the rest
It’s back! The popular buy one get one free WestCAT Lynx bus pass promo is coming back this summer. WestCAT, in partnership with 511 Contra Costa, will kick off the summer by bringing back the popular “Buy One Get One Free” promo for transbay express bus riders who are willing to park their cars and try the Lynx for their work commute between Hercules and the Transbay Terminal in San Francisco.... Read the rest
[Photo by photosbystan] On Feb. 22, 2010 Senator Joe Simitian introduced a bill (SB 1475) that proposed tougher penalties for hands-free and texting violations in California. Last week, the bill passed in the California State Senate by a vote of 21-16. Under SB 1475, fines would increase for motorists who text while driving or who use cell phones without a hands-free device. The bill would apply the same rules to bicyclists–who originally were not included in the hands-free law–although with lower penalties than drivers of vehicles.... Read the rest
Starting July 1, 2010, AC Transit Youth 31-Day passes will be available only on Clipper (formerly known as TransLink) cards. Paper (magnetic-strip) Youth 31-Day ticket sales will end on June 30, 2010 and the tickets will not be accepted after July 31, 2010. Click here for more information on making the transition from paper tickets to Clipper.... Read the rest
Tri Delta Transit Summer Youth Passes are now available! For $60, the pass includes: Three full months of unlimited rides on all fixed route buses and express route 300 from June 1, 2010 through August 31, 2010 Discounts at dozens of restaurants and events throughout East County To order your pass, visit or call 925-754-6622. The passes are also available at all Ticket Connection locations.... 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
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