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  Photo credit: Anthony Ramos Fairfield and Suisun Transit (FAST) has a great gift to get you connected for the New Year! Resolve To Ride on Solano Express Route 40 in 2012 and receive a FREE 10-Ride Pass for Route 40! Really? Yep, the promotion is effective February 27 through March 2, 2012. Route 40 runs Monday through Friday between Walnut Creek and Vacaville, and links to both the Pleasant Hill/Contra Costa Centre and Walnut Creek BART stations.... Read the rest
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  www.trideltatransit.com or call 925-754-6622. The passes are also available at all Ticket Connection locations.... Read the rest
BART to Antioch service begins this Saturday, including the official opening of two new stations: Antioch & Pittsburg Center. Here’s what you need to know about opening weekend & using the new service: Free Community Celebration – May 25 Ribbon-Cutting Celebration: BART will host a community celebration on Friday, May 25 at the new Antioch Station (1600 Slatten Ranch Rd). The ribbon-cutting ceremony will be from 11am-noon, followed by local entertainment and free train rides (available from 1pm-8pm).... Read the rest
Print a Challenge Card at home or pick up a card in person at the following locations: Concord City Hall Concord Library Concord Senior Center Willow Pass Community Center Concord Community Pool Concord Community Youth Center Monument Impact... Read the rest