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Bike to Work Day is May 11! If you’re not a regular bike commuter, here are some tips to help you get ready to ride: 1. Make sure your bike fits you properly. Bike size, saddle height and forward/backward position and handlebar height all play key parts in making you comfortable on your bike. If you know someone who can help you with all those measurements, great. If not, your local bike shop can easily help you get a great fit.... Read the rest
On Presidents Day (Monday, February 20), some transit agencies will run on regular weekday schedules while others will offer modified service. We’ve collected all Monday’s schedules for easy reference. Click any link below for additional information: BART: Saturday schedule AC Transit: Sunday schedule WestCAT: Saturday schedule County Connection: Regular weekday schedule Tri Delta Transit: Routes 392, 393, 394 and 395 on Sunday schedule; no other service Wheels (LAVTA): Weekend Plus – All normal weekend service plus routes 53 & 54 Capitol Corridor: Regular weekday schedule Photo courtesy catwommn... Read the rest
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 Connection: Regular weekday schedule Tri Delta Transit: Routes 392, 393, 394 and 395 on Sunday schedule; No other service Wheels (LAVTA): Weekend Plus: All normal weekend service plus 53, 54 Capitol Corridor: Regular weekday schedule... Read the rest
explosion-firework-new-year-s-eve-december-31 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 Year’s Eve.  After the San Francisco fireworks show is over, passengers bound for Pittsburg/Bay Point and Richmond must use Montgomery Street Station.... Read the rest
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 Routes 53 & 54 Christmas Eve (December 24) Tri Delta Transit: Routes 392, 393, 394 and 395 will operate on a Sunday schedule; no other service WestCAT: Route J – Saturday service Routes 11, 19, and Dial-a-Ride – Saturday service until 7pm All other routes – no service Wheels (LAVTA): Weekend service – Routes 1, 3, 8, 10R, 14, 15 & 30R on a weekend schedule All other transit on regular Saturday schedule (BART, AC Transit, County Connection, Capitol Corridor) Christmas Day (December 25) BART: Sunday service AC Transit: Sunday service County Connection:No service Tri Delta Transit: Routes 392, 393, 394 and 395 will operate on a Sunday schedule; no other service WestCAT: Sunday service Wheels (LAVTA): Special service – Routes 10R, 14, 15 and 30R on a Sunday schedule Capitol Corridor: Weekend/Holiday service Day After Christmas (December 26) AC Transit: Sunday service County Connection: Weekend service Tri Delta Transit: Routes 392, 393, 394 and 395 will operate on a Sunday schedule; no other service WestCAT: Saturday service Wheels (LAVTA): Weekend service – Routes 1, 3, 8, 10R, 14, 15 & 30R on a weekend schedule... Read the rest
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 – No service WestCAT – Sunday service Wheels – Special service: Routes 10R, 14, 15 and 30R only (on a Sunday schedule) Tri Delta Transit – Sunday service: only routes 392, 393, 394 and 395 operating Capitol Corridor – Weekend/Holiday service Day After Thanksgiving – Nov.... Read the rest
This October, 511 Contra Costa is offering cash rewards to commuters who try a greener way to get to work.  Trade driving alone for a more eco-friendly alternative and get rewarded with $25, $50… maybe even $100 in the Text-Your-Commute Challenge! For three weeks in October, participants will log their commute choices (e.g. carpool, bike + train) by responding to twice-daily texts, accumulating points for each ‘clean’ trip they make. With 15 clean one-way trips they’re guaranteed a $25 reward.... Read the rest
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 392, 393, 394 & 395 in service WestCAT – Only Express J in service Wheels (LAVTA) – No Rapid service available No Service County Connection... Read the rest
This year the Fourth of July falls on a Monday. As a result, all transit agencies serving Contra Costa will be running on modified schedules for the holiday. Click any link below for additional schedule information. BART: Sunday schedule AC Transit: Sunday schedule WestCAT: Express J only (on Sunday schedule) Capitol Corridor: Weekend/Holiday schedule County Connection: No service Tri Delta Transit: Routes 392, 393, 394 and 395 on Sunday schedule; no other service Wheels (LAVTA): Sunday service (no Rapid)... Read the rest
If you’re still on the fence about biking to work, or are biking but worried about forgetting some vital piece of gear, we’ve got 4 tips to help make it a low-stress Bike To Work Day! These suggestions originally appeared in a Time.com article promoting Bike To Work Day 2015 and they’re worthy of a re-post: Don’t get overwhelmed with tons of gear. It’s a good idea for anyone who rides a bike to know how to patch a tire.... Read the rest