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On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Monday, January 16), some transit agencies will run on regular weekday schedules while others will run on holiday schedules. We’ve collected the transit schedules for easy reference. Click any link below for additional schedule information. BART: Saturday schedule AC Transit: Sunday schedule WestCAT: Saturday service; Limited Lynx service County […]

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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. Special Note Regarding BART: San Francisco-bound Pittsburg/Bay Point and Richmond trains will not stop at Embarcadero Station after 8pm on New […]

On Christmas Day, all transit agencies serving Contra Costa County will be on Sunday or Holiday schedules. Modified service will be offered by some local transit agencies on the days before and after Christmas. Click any link below for additional schedule information. December 23 Wheels (LAVTA): Weekend Plus service – All normal weekend service plus […]

On Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 24), 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. 25). Click any link below for detailed schedule information. Thanksgiving Day – Nov. 24 BART – Sunday service AC Transit – Sunday service County Connection […]

We’ve collected the transit schedules for Labor Day to make it easier to know which buses and trains are running and how often to expect them. For more information about specific schedules, click the links below. Transit Operators Running Sunday Service on Labor Day AC Transit BART Capitol Corridor Tri Delta Transit – Only Routes […]

The public is invited to a community workshop being hosted by supervisors Karen Mitchoff and Candace Andersen tomorrow, June 2,  to share potential transportation safety and congestion relief projects related to the Central County Area of Benefit (Central Contra Costa County).  Staff from Contra Costa Public Works will provide updates on intersection improvements, traffic calming […]

On Thursday, May 14, over 100,000 people across the Bay Area commuted by bike in celebration of Bike to Work Day! The Bay’s 400-plus energizer stations saw more than 51,000 riders stop in or ride by on their way to work. In Contra Costa, morning energizer station hosts counted over 3,585 cyclists! Even with the threat […]

Plan Bay Area 2040

Give feedback to help shape the future of Contra Costa County and the Bay Area at an MTC Plan Bay Area Open House – Wednesday, April 29! Plan Bay Area is a roadmap to help Bay Area cities and counties adapt to the challenges of future population growth. Attendees will have the opportunity to view displays and […]

National Bike to School Day is Wednesday, May 6. As a lead-up to the big day, Street Smarts Diablo is teaming up with select middle schools in Contra Costa for a series of individual Bike & Roll to School events. Middle school students will be accepting the challenge to get to school on wheels by riding their […]

Thanks to a nearly $1 million grant from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), carsharing is about to become a reality in both Richmond and El Cerrito. The MTC has awarded a $973,864 grant to fund a program called CarShare4All, a collaboration between City CarShare, the Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) and the Bay Area Climate Collaborative […]

ChargePoint Stations

The City of Concord will soon be installing an electric vehicle charging station near Todos Santos Plaza. Although this isn’t the first car-charging station in Concord, it is the first one owned by the City. The purchase of the charging unit was made possible by a $7,000 grant from 511 Contra Costa using Bay Area Air […]

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The Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) is updating the Countywide Transportation Plan and they would like to hear your ideas on how to keep Contra Costa moving. CCTA is responsible for maintaining and improving Contra Costa’s transportation system by planning and funding key projects, like the Caldecott Tunnel Fourth Bore, Highway 4 widening, and BART […]

Iron Horse Crossings

The Iron Horse Trail Overcrossings Project is looking for new design ideas for the bicycle and pedestrian overcrossing on Bollinger Canyon Road and Crow Canyon Road in San Ramon.  Bring your ideas to the workshop on May 20, 2014 from 6-8 pm at San Ramon Community Center Fountain Room. Iron Horse Trail Overcrossings Project is a […]

Contra Costa County, together with the cities of Lafayette and Walnut Creek are conducting a planning study to examine a preferred alignment for a feasible alignment and a preferred alternative for a pedestrian/bicycle facility from the Lafayette-Moraga Trail to the Iron Horse Trail in downtown Walnut Creek.  Review the study area map. The first Community Workshop […]

On Friday, November 15th at 1:30 p.m. U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx will join project partners to celebrate the construction of the Caldecott Fourth Bore with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The ceremony will be attended by: U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty Metropolitan Transportation Commission Chair Amy Rein Worth Contra […]

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Photo credit: La Wad Just a quick reminder, The County Connection’s Summer Youth bus passes are now on sale– here’s the official announcement: Following a decades-old tradition The County Connection is offering a deeply discounted Summer Youth bus pass to help students get around during the summer. The 20-Ride Summer Youth Pass sells for $15 […]

About half a year ago, the County Connection introduced “Bus Tracker,” the latest upgrade to County Connection’s on-board computer system that provides real time arrival predictions for any bus stop in the system. Since the upgrade, the agency has received nothing but positive feedback from transit riders. Take, for example, this comment from Gabe Griffith, president of […]

Carquinez Strait Regional Shoreline

A beautiful view from Carquinez Scenic Drive, overlooking the Carquinez Strait Photo credit: renedrivers Next fall, Central and West Contra Costa County will be better connected for travel by foot and bicycle as the East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) will complete work on converting 1.7 mile of the neglected, and outdated, Carquinez Scenic Drive country road, […]

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 […]

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  County Connection. Photo credit: LA Wad Back in December County Connection launched Bus Tracker – a system that provides real-time information about where the bus is and when it will arrive at the bus stop. With just over two months of operation the Bus Tracker alert system has quickly earned the praise of transit riders. See […]

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Congratulations and Happy Anniversary to the West Contra Costa Transit Authority, better known as WestCAT! WestCAT in action. Photo credit: Paul Sullivan On April 30th WestCAT received California Association for Coordinated Transportation’s (CalACT) prestigious “Outstanding Transportation Agency” award, distinguishing it from fellow agencies on a statewide level. But that’s not all, 2012 marks WestCAT’s 35th year […]

Curtis Corlew, an art and journalism professor at Los Medanos College in Pittsburg, has won 2012 BTWD Bike Commuter of the Year award for Contra Costa County. Curtis Corlew bicycled when he was younger and then he stopped. “Boy was I getting big,” Corlew says. “I was over 190, and I’m a small person.” Corlew’s […]

What In partnership with the Contra Costa County Spare the Air Resource Team, Transit and Trails will lead a workshop that provides tools, tips and tricks for planning a hike or a camping trip. The workshop is free, and refreshments will be provided. If you’re in Contra Costa County and you want to take groups […]

511 Contra Costa has an updated Help for Senior Transportation map. The interactive map shows all available public transit services for the elderly and those in need of assistance. Just click on the red marker on the map to find contact information for the transit service offered in that area. Go to the Seniors page […]