Contra Costa Air Quality

Want an easy way to improve transit service in central Contra Costa? Take County Connection’s Community Survey! Residents of central Contra Costa are being asked to complete a 5-minute survey. The responses will help County Connection make planning and service decisions, so your feedback matters! Click here to take the survey.... Read the rest
Did you know you can catch a ride across the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge without an app for an average cost of $1? You can! And it’s not a new service, it’s Casual Carpool – helping commuters reduce their travel time between San Francisco & the East Bay for almost 40 years. Offering a dollar to the driver (to contribute to the $2.50 toll and gas) is just one of the ‘unspoken’ rules of Casual Carpool.... Read the rest
Do you use the North Concord/Martinez or Pittsburg/Bay Point BART station? Live or work in East County? BART wants your input! With plans to expand East Contra Costa service in 2018, BART is conducting a study to identify projects to improve access to stations for pedestrians, bikes, vehicles and transit. They’ve drafted a preliminary document identifying barriers and proposing improvements, and now they want to hear from you! For more information or to submit feedback, visit the North Concord to Antioch BART Study webpage.... 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
Is getting around West County getting harder? Is traffic on I-80 at every hour of the day getting you down? If you’re interested in providing input to the design of public transportation that works for you, join staff and other citizens at a community workshop to help shape the future of transit in West County. The West Contra Costa Transportation Advisory Committee (WCCTAC) is hosting a series of community workshops and an online survey to develop realistic public transportation alternatives to driving and commuting on congested roadways.... Read the rest
On Presidents Day (Monday, February 15), some transit agencies will run on regular weekday schedules while others will run on holiday schedules. We’ve collected all the schedules for easy reference. Click any link below for additional schedule information. BART: Saturday schedule AC Transit: Sunday schedule WestCAT: Saturday schedule: Express J, DAR, Local (11, 19); No Lynx, JX, JPX, 30Z, or C3 service Capitol Corridor: Regular weekday schedule County Connection: Regular weekday schedule Tri Delta Transit: Routes 392, 393, 394 and 395 on Sunday schedule; no other service Wheels (LAVTA): Saturday schedule plus the addition of limited service on Routes 20x, 70x; no service on Rapid... Read the rest
511 Contra Costa has teamed up with Tri Delta Transit to offer East County commuters a free 20-Ride pass! You’re eligible for the pass if you: Commute to and from work Are 18 years of age or older Live or work in East Contra Costa Have access to a car & would drive alone if Tri Delta Transit were not available, and Agree to complete a follow-up survey If you meet the requirements, requesting a free 20-Ride pass is as simple as filling out this online form.... Read the rest
The West Contra Costa Transportation Advisory Committee (WCCTAC) and Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) are holding a joint Telephone Town Hall Call-In Event this Thursday at 6pm to talk about the West County High-Capacity Transit Study and other transportation improvements in West County. The West County High-Capacity Transit Study is evaluating new public transportation options and funding opportunities to expand alternatives to driving. During the Telephone Town Hall, you’ll learn more about the Study and other planning efforts.... Read the rest
The wait is over! Clipper is now accepted on County Connection, WestCAT, Wheels (LAVTA) and Tri Delta Transit buses. Here is some information to help you get started using Clipper: How to Get a Clipper Card: If you don’t already have a Clipper card, you can order one by phone, visit ClipperCard.com, or purchase one at transit agency ticket offices and select retail stores. (Details) 31-Day Pass vs.... Read the rest
Earth Day is April 22. First celebrated in 1970, Earth Day is a worldwide event which helps people learn about and take action to protect their environment. Looking for an Earth Day event, festival or cleanup day in Contra Costa County? Here are some events happening in our area: Saturday, April 18 John Muir Birthday–Earth Day Celebration, John Muir National Historic Site (Martinez) El Cerrito Earth Day Celebration: Earth Day work party Keep Antioch Beautiful Day: Citywide cleanup Sunday, April 19 Wagner Ranch Nature Area: Earth Day/Wildlife Festival (Orinda) Tuesday, April 21 Kaiser Permanente Walnut Creek Medical Center Earth Day Celebration – 1425 S.... Read the rest