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The Summer Youth Pass is back for 2015! Youths 17 and under can get 3 months of unlimited rides on Tri Delta Transit and WestCAT fixed-route buses for just $50. WestCAT, Tri Delta Transit and 511 Contra Costa have teamed up to offer this year’s Summer Youth Pass. Passes are available to anyone 17 years of age and under for just $50 each. The pass is in the form of a waterproof wristband and is good for 3 months of unlimited rides (June 1 through August 31) on all Tri Delta Transit fixed-route buses and all WestCAT fixed-route and express buses (including the 30Z Martinez Link)*.... Read the rest
A half-dozen new bicycle racks were recently installed at Concord Civic Center (1950 Parkside Drive), to accommodate people riding their bicycles to City meetings or to the City offices. “With more residents using bicycles for transportation as well as fitness, we want to make it as easy as possible for people to ride a bike to Civic Center instead of taking the car,” said project coordinator and Fleet Manager Jeff Roubal.... Read the rest
In Fall 2012, 511 Contra Costa deployed Street Smarts Diablo Region, a traffic safety program, with federal Safe Routes to School funding. Street Smarts Diablo Region intends to educate pedestrians, cyclists and drivers through programs delivered at all public elementary, middle and high schools. In the City of Pittsburg, Martin Luther King Jr Junior High School recently received a three day bicycle and safety pedestrian safety training program and teacher Mr.... Read the rest
511_contra_costa_logo Update: This position is no longer available TRANSPAC and 511 Contra Costa, through the City of Pleasant Hill, is recruiting for a TRANSPAC / 511 Contra Costa Administrative Executive Assistant to perform a variety of highly responsible and complex clerical, secretarial, accounting and administrative duties for the TRANSPAC and 511 Contra Costa agencies. Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: perform a wide variety of complex and responsible duties for a department head, manager and additional staff; interpreting agency policies, rules, and regulations in response to inquiries, and referring inquiries as appropriate; independently drafting responses to letters and general correspondence of a routine nature; maintaining appointment schedules and calendars; arranging meetings and conferences; screening calls, visitors and mail; researching, compiling and analyzing data for special projects and various reports; taking meeting minutes; maintaining and updating TRANSPAC and TAC membership lists; preparing invoice packets and reimbursement request documentation; preparing and processing legal documents; preparing and processing contracts; managing records retention; and performing related duties as assigned.... Read the rest
Are you on Pinterest? Do you like transportation-related pictures? If so be sure to check us out our 511CC Pinterest account and all the cool pictures we’ve pinned and put on our virtual pin boards! We have several pinterest boards worth checking out, like our Caldecott Tunnel board – featuring images from the on-going construction phase of Tunnel – and our Contra Costa County Scenery board with some spectacular views of beautiful Contra Costa County hills.... Read the rest
Peer-to-peer car sharing is a relatively new way to help people get around but the concept is rapidly growing in Contra Costa County. If you haven’t checked out car sharing opportunities in your area recently, it may be worthwhile to revisit websites of popular options listed on 511CC’s car sharing page. See below maps of available peer-to-peer car share opportunities in the East Bay from Ride Relay and Getaround, two peer-to-peer car sharing options that have substantially grown: Ride Relay car sharing opportunities.... Read the rest
The 511 Contra Costa blog covers a lot of topics, and we’d love to know which topics interest you the most. Help us out by completing the very short survey below:... Read the rest
a perfectly squared vision of the embarcadero Market Street, San Francisco. Photo credit: torbakhopper Head’s up! 511CC has a new commuter incentive program page! Learn how you can partake in the Drive Less Commuter Incentive Program and get a cash reward for switching from commuting in a single-occupant motor vehicle to carpooling, transit, bicycling or walking. Driving less really can help reduce environmental impacts and relieve traffic congestion for all, even if you only ditch the car once a week for your work commute.... Read the rest
511 Contra Costa hosted a Transportation Event for employees of the Shadelands Business Park last Thursday.  The goal of the event was to reach out to all employees within the Shadelands Business Park to promote the various commute options available to them.  Nine vendors helped make the event a success. The vendors included 511 Rideshare, Green Wheelin Scooters, BART, County Connection, East Bay Parks, Bay Area Air Quality Management District, Save Mount Diablo, Clipper, and the event organizer  511 Contra Costa.... Read the rest
511 Contra Costa was recently featured in the Summer Edition of the TDM Review, a publication dedicated to “educating and informing sustainable mobility professionals.” The Summer Edition, which focuses on how social media tools can prove useful for transport demand management, points to 511 Contra Costa’s success with using sites such as Twitter and Facebook to encourage commuters to use public transport. One article within the review discusses how 511 Contra Costa monitors its Twitter followers by using helpful clients like HootSuite and TweetDeck, as well as how it interacts with other organizations via Twitter (such as @CCTimes) in order to spread awareness and useful transit information.... Read the rest