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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2023 Transit Service

On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Monday, January 16), some transit agencies will provide regular weekday service while others will run on modified schedules.

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New Year’s Eve 2022 & New Year’s Day 2023 Transit Schedules (Dec. 30-Jan. 2)

Late Night BART Service from San Francisco: On New Years Eve, BART will run special 3-line service at 1am on the Orange, Yellow, and Blue lines. Timed transfers will be available at MacArthur, 12th St/Oakland, and Bay Fair. The last East Bay bound train will run through San Francisco around 1:30am. For full details, refer to this Twitter thread.

Free Rides on Transit: AC Transit, Caltrain, and SF Muni will all offer free rides starting at 8pm New Year’s Eve. AC Transit is offering free rides on all lines through 5am New Year’s Day, including AC Transit Transbay and Tempo lines. SF Muni will offer free rides on all lines until 5am New Year’s Day and Caltrain will offer free service on all trains until 3:30am New Year’s Day.

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New Year’s Eve Observed (Friday, December 30)

New Year’s Eve (Saturday, December 31)

  • BART: Extended Saturday service (6am-1am + 1am special service)
  • All other transit agencies serving Contra Costa will provide their regular Saturday service

New Year’s Day (Sunday, January 1)

New Year’s Day Observed (Monday, January 2)

  • WestCAT: Lynx – Regular schedule; JR/JL, 11, 19, DAR – Saturday schedule
  • Tri Delta Transit: Routes 380, 381, 388, 389, 391 & 395 on a Sunday schedule; limited Paratransit service
  • County Connection: Weekend service (300 Series, Route 4 & Route 6)
  • Capitol Corridor: Weekend/Holiday service
  • Golden Gate Bus: Holiday service
  • Wheels (LAVTA): All current Weekend schedules in effect
  • All other transit agencies serving Contra Costa will provide their regular weekday service

Christmas 2022: Holiday Transit Schedules (Dec. 23-26)

While most holiday service changes occur on Sunday, December 25, there are also a handful of changes on December 23, 24, and 26. In addition, no service will be offered on December 25 by County Connection, San Francisco Bay Ferry, Fairfield & Suisun Transit, and SolTrans.

SolTrans Service Note: For all weekdays from Christmas Eve through New Year’s Eve, all SolTrans lines including SolanoExpress will operate on a Saturday service schedule.

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Christmas Eve Observed (Friday, December 23)

  • Wheels (LAVTA): All current Weekend schedules, plus Routes 53 and 54

Christmas Eve (Saturday, December 24)

  • Tri Delta Transit: Routes 380, 381, 388, 389, 391 & 395 on a Sunday schedule; limited Paratransit service
  • All other transit serving Contra Costa will run on regular Saturday schedules

Christmas Day (Sunday, December 25)

Christmas Day Observed (Monday, December 26)

  • Golden Gate Bus: Holiday Service
  • AC Transit: Sunday schedules will be in effect
  • WestCAT: JR/JL – Sunday service
  • Wheels (LAVTA): All current Weekend schedules in effect
  • Tri Delta Transit: Routes 380, 381, 388, 389, 391 & 395 on a Sunday schedule; limited Paratransit service
  • SolTrans: Local Routes and SolanoExpress Lines – Saturday service schedule
  • County Connection: Weekend service (300 Series, Route 4 & Route 6)
  • Capitol Corridor: Weekend/Holiday service
  • All other transit serving Contra Costa will run on regular Monday schedules

Thanksgiving 2022 – Holiday Transit Service

On Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 24), all transit agencies serving Contra Costa County will run on modified schedules. In addition, some agencies will run on modified schedules the day after Thanksgiving (Nov. 25).

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Thanksgiving Day – Nov. 24

Day After Thanksgiving – Nov. 25

  • WestCAT – JR/JL, DAR, 11, and 19 – Saturday service
  • Tri Delta Transit – 380, 381, 388, 389, 391, and 395 only (on a Sunday schedule)
  • Capitol Corridor – Weekend/Holiday service
  • San Francisco Bay Ferry – Weekend schedule with service on all routes except Alameda Seaplane, Harbor Bay, and South San Francisco
  • Wheels – Weekend service
  • Golden Gate Transit – Holiday service
  • SolTrans – Saturday service
  • All other transit on regular weekday schedules (BART, AC Transit, County Connection, FAST)

Veterans Day 2022 – Contra Costa Transit Service

On Veterans Day (Friday, Nov. 11), most transit agencies serving Contra Costa will run on regular weekday schedules. Tri Delta Transit, WestCAT, SolTrans, and FAST will operate on modified schedules. We’ve collected service information for all transit providers for easy reference.

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Modified/Holiday Service

Regular Weekday Service

Labor Day 2022 Transit Service (Sept. 5)

On Monday, September 5, transit will run on adjusted schedules throughout Contra Costa. We’ve collected schedule information below for all agencies serving the county.

NOTE: County Connection, FAST, and SolTrans will offer no service on September 5.

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Labor Day (Monday, September 5)

Transit Service for Monday, July 4, 2022

BART Will Run Extra Trains for San Francisco Fireworks

BART will be providing additional trains serving Embarcadero station to help riders get home after the San Francisco fireworks.

Transit Service for Monday, July 4

County Connection, SolTrans, and FAST will offer no service on Monday, July 4. All other transit agencies serving Contra Costa County will operate on modified schedules.

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Free Richmond Ferry Fest – June 11

Enjoy free ferry rides, live music, food trucks, and more at the first-ever Richmond Ferry Fest on Saturday, June 11. The outdoor festival will take place at the Richmond ferry terminal from 9am to 3pm. It’s free to attend and all are welcome. Registration is recommended.

What to Expect: Food trucks, live music, free harbor ferry rides, local vendors, raffles and giveaways. Bike East Bay will host a free Bike Rodeo (safety class) for kids. The Richmond Promise 5K happening on June 11 will end at the Richmond Ferry Fest.

Getting There: If you’re traveling by bike, you can use the Bay Trail to get to the Richmond Ferry terminal. AC Transit’s Route 74 can drop you right at the event. For those who drive, overflow parking will be provided.

More Information: For full details on the Richmond Ferry Fest, visit the official event page.

Memorial Day 2022 Transit Service (Monday, May 30)

On Memorial Day 2022 (May 30), all transit agencies serving Contra Costa will run on modified schedules except County Connection, SolTrans, and FAST, which will offer no service.

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Is Your Bike Ready to Ride? Do the ABC Quick Check

With May being bike month, you might find yourself reaching for your bike helmet instead of the car keys. An easy way to remember what to check on your bike before heading out, especially if you haven’t ridden it in a while, is ‘ABC Quick Check‘:

A – Air: Check the air in your tires. Inflate to the pressure listed on the side of the tire. Spin the wheels and check for wear. If there’s less than 1/4” of tread, it’s time for a new set.

B – Brakes: Brake levers should stop short of reaching the handlebar when pulled. Brake pads should be clean, straight, and contact the rims. You should still be able to see the pattern of grooves in the brake pads. Check coaster brakes by spinning the back wheel and pushing the pedal backward.

C – Chain: The chain should move freely, be free of rust, and lightly oiled. Pro tip: Avoid solvents like WD40 on your chain – use a lubricant instead.

Quick – Quick-release levers: If your bike has quick-release levers, make sure they are all closed.

Check – Give the bike a gentle bounce, looking and listening for anything loose: Take a slow, brief ride to check that your bike seat and handlebars are adjusted to the right height and that everything is working properly.

If your bike needs attention beyond the ABC’s, take it to a local bike shop for a thorough tune-up.

For more bicycle maintenance resources and free classes, visit the Bike East Bay website. Also be sure to check out 511 Contra Costa’s maintenance and safe biking resources.

Presidents’ Day 2022 Transit Service (Monday, Feb. 21)

On Presidents’ Day (Monday, February 21), some transit agencies will provide regular weekday service while others will run on modified schedules. Below, we’ve collected information on Contra Costa holiday transit service for easy reference.

Click any link below for additional schedule information.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2022 Transit Service (January 17)

On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Monday, January 17), some transit agencies will provide regular weekday service while others will run on modified schedules. Below, we’ve collected information on Contra Costa holiday transit service for easy reference.

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New Year’s Eve 2021 & New Year’s Day 2022 Transit Schedules

On New Year’s Eve, some transit agencies serving Contra Costa will operate on modified schedules while others will provide regular weekday service. On New Year’s Day, all transit agencies will run on weekend or holiday schedules, except for those providing no service: County Connection, San Francisco Bay Ferry, SolTrans, Fairfield & Suisun Transit, and Golden Gate Bus.

Late Night BART Service from San Francisco: On New Years Eve, BART will be deploying two extra sets of trains, for revelers attending San Francisco events. The last East Bay bound train running through Downtown San Francisco will be at around 1:30am. For full details, refer to this article on BART.gov. (Parking at all BART stations is free after 3pm on Friday. You can also leave your car overnight if necessary. Parking is free on weekends.)

Free Rides on Transit: Both AC Transit and SF Muni are offering free rides on all lines from 8pm New Year’s Eve through 5am New Year’s Day. This includes all AC Transit Transbay buses. Caltrain is also offering free rides starting at 8pm New Year’s Eve until the end of special late night service.

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New Year’s Eve (Friday, December 31)

New Year’s Day (Saturday, January 1)

Christmas 2021: Holiday Transit Schedules (Dec. 24 & 25)

On Christmas Day, all transit agencies serving Contra Costa will offer either modified service or no service. On Christmas Eve, some transit agencies will run on regular weekday schedules while others will operate on holiday schedules.

SolTrans Service Note: For all weekdays from Christmas Eve through New Year’s Eve, all SolTrans lines including SolanoExpress will operate on a Saturday service schedule.

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Christmas Eve (Friday, December 24)

Christmas Day (Saturday, December 25)

Thanksgiving 2021 – Holiday Transit Service

On Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 25), all transit agencies serving Contra Costa County will run on modified schedules. In addition, some agencies will run on modified schedules the day after Thanksgiving (Nov. 26).

Thanksgiving Day – Nov. 25

Day After Thanksgiving – Nov. 26

  • WestCAT: JR/JL, DAR, 11 and 19 – Saturday service
  • Tri Delta Transit – 392, 393, 394, 395, and 396 only (on a Sunday schedule)
  • Capitol Corridor – Weekend/Holiday service
  • Wheels – Saturday service
  • FAST:
    • Local Routes – Regular service
    • SolanoExpress Blue Line – Saturday service
    • SolanoExpress GX Line – No service
  • Golden Gate Transit – Holiday service
  • SolTrans – Saturday service
  • All other transit on regular weekday schedules (BART, AC Transit, County Connection, San Francisco Bay Ferry)

Veterans Day 2021 Transit Service (Thursday, Nov. 11)

On Veterans Day (Thursday, Nov. 11), most transit agencies serving Contra Costa will run on regular weekday schedules. Tri Delta Transit, WestCAT, SolTrans, and FAST will operate on modified schedules. We’ve collected service information for all transit providers for easy reference.

Click any link for additional information.

Modified/Holiday Service

  • Tri Delta Transit: Routes 392, 393, 394, 395 & 396 on a Sunday schedule
  • WestCAT:
    Lynx – Current COVID-19 Schedule
    JL/JR, DAR, Local (11, 19) – Saturday Service
    30Z, JPX, JX, C3 – No Service
  • Fairfield & Suisun Transit:
    Local Routes – Saturday Service
    Blue Line – Saturday Service
    GX Line – No Service
  • Solano Transit: Saturday Service

Regular Weekday Service

Labor Day 2021 Transit Service (Sept. 6)

On Monday, September 6, transit will run on adjusted schedules throughout Contra Costa. We’ve collected schedule information below for all agencies serving the county.

NOTE: County Connection, FAST, SolTrans, and SolanoExpress will offer no service on September 6.

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Labor Day (Monday, September 6)

Transit Service Restoration & Schedule Changes

Many transit agencies serving Contra Costa County have returned to service levels at or near pre-pandemic levels. Additionally, BART’s August 2 restoration has caused a number of transit agencies to update their schedules to make connections to and from BART easier.

Here’s a quick look at recent service restorations and schedule changes in Contra Costa. Click any link below for more information.

  • BART – BART returned to near-regular service on August 2. Closing times have been extended to midnight Monday-Saturday. Sunday service will continue to run at 30-minute frequencies with a 9pm closure.
  • San Francisco Bay Ferry – On July 1, San Francisco Bay Ferry increased their service to levels surpassing pre-pandemic levels. They added rush hour trips, midday and late evening service, reduced fares, and brought back weekend service.
  • Tri Delta Transit – Tri Delta Transit made the return to full service on July 4, 2021.
  • FAST Transit / SolanoExpress – On August 1, FAST Transit Increased service on SolanoExpress routes, including Increased Green Express (GX) Line and Blue Line service. In addition, Blue Line service was transitioned from Pleasant Hill BART to Walnut Creek BART.
  • SolTrans / Solano Express – On August 1, SolTrans increased the frequency on the SolanoExpress Yellow Line, changing it to hourly service to and from Walnut Creek BART.
  • Wheels (LAVTA) – On June 14, Wheels reinstated weekday service to pre-COVID levels from approximately 6:00-9:00 am and 3:00-6:00 pm on Routes 1, 3, 8, 10R, 14, and 30R. Route 15 returned to all-day pre-COVID service levels. Service continues to end at 11 pm.
  • County Connection August 8 – County Connection will be making fall service changes, which means an updated schedule, as well as the addition of service on Route 92X and the resumption of service on their 600-series school routes.
  • AC TransitAugust 8 – AC Transit’s service changes will include a new schedule, the addition of operating hours on local and Transbay lines, and the reactivation of Supplementary Service to schools.
  • Tri Delta TransitAugust 28 – Schedule change, routes will not be affected.

The Benefits of Using Clipper with Your Phone or Apple Watch

If you have an iPhone, Apple Watch, or Android phone, you have the option of paying your transit fare using your mobile device instead of a plastic Clipper card. To help you decide if you’re ready to move your Clipper account to your phone or smart watch, here are some of the benefits, as well as some important reminders.

If You Have Your Phone, You Have Your Clipper Card

You no longer have to worry about forgetting or losing your plastic Clipper card. If you’ve got your phone or Apple Watch, you’re ready to use Clipper.

Adding Funds Is a Snap

Adding funds to your Clipper account takes only seconds with Apple Wallet and Google Pay. It saves you the time and trouble of finding a Clipper machine or visiting a website.

Added Funds Are Available Instantly

Because your Clipper account is connected to Apple Wallet or Google Pay, when you add funds to your Clipper account, they’re available instantly.

No Need to Unlock Your Phone to Use Clipper

To pay using your phone or Apple Watch, you don’t need to unlock your phone. With an Android phone, you only need to turn your phone screen on before holding it up to the Clipper reader. If you’re using an iPhone or Apple Watch you don’t even need to do that.

Things to Know Before Setting Up Your Mobile Device

  • Plastic Card Deactivation – Once you have transferred a plastic Clipper card to your mobile device, the plastic card can no longer be used at Clipper readers. If you want to be able to use both a plastic card and your phone, you should add a new Clipper card to your phone in Apple Wallet or Google Pay.
  • Transferred Plastic Cards Still Unlock BikeLink Lockers – If you use your Clipper card to unlock BikeLink eLockers, it will still work after you’ve transferred the card to your phone.
  • Android Smart Watches Not Supported – You can use an Apple Watch to pay your fares at Clipper readers, but that option doesn’t currently exist for Android smart watches.

If you’re ready to make the switch, the Clipper website offers simple step-by-step guides which help walk you through the process of transferring a plastic Clipper card to Apple Wallet or Google Pay. For more information about using Clipper on your phone, including an extensive FAQ, visit the Clipper website.

Independence Day 2021 (Actual & Observed) Transit Service

BART Will Run Special Event Trains for San Francisco’s Fireworks

BART will be providing additional trains serving Embarcadero station after regular BART service ends for San Francisco’s 4th of July fireworks. On July 4, BART service will close at 9pm. About 30 minutes after the conclusion of the fireworks, BART will run two sets of special event trains from the Embarcadero Station to Richmond, Antioch, Berryessa, and SFO/Millbrae making all station stops.

Holiday Transit Schedules for July 4 & 5

With Independence Day being observed Monday, July 5, the holiday impacts transit schedules on both Sunday and Monday. We’ve collected information on transit service for both days.

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Sunday, July 4

Monday, July 5

Memorial Day 2021 Transit Service (Monday, May 31)

On Memorial Day (May 31), transit agencies serving Contra Costa will run on modified schedules, except for County Connection, SolTrans, and FAST which will offer no service.

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Clipper START – Save up to 50% on Transit

Clipper START is a pilot program which provides single-ride transit discounts on all Contra Costa transit agencies, as well as BART, SF Bay Ferry, and others. Bay Area residents age 19-64 who meet certain income requirements can apply for the program and save up to 50% on local fares.

With a Clipper START fare card, riders can receive single-fare discounts from 20% to 50%. Households of four making $53,000 or less annually qualify for the program. Learn more and apply online at clipperstartcard.com.
Note: In addition to the Clipper START program, Clipper discounts are available for seniors and people with disabilities. Some transit agencies also offer youth Clipper card fares.

Presidents’ Day 2021 Transit Service (Monday, Feb. 15)

On Presidents’ Day (Monday, February 15), some transit agencies will provide regular weekday service while others will run on modified schedules. Below, we’ve collected information on Contra Costa holiday transit service for easy reference.

Click any link below for additional schedule information.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2021 Transit Service (January 18)

On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Monday, January 18), some transit agencies will provide regular weekday service while others will run on modified schedules. Below, we’ve collected information on Contra Costa holiday transit service for easy reference.

Click any link below for additional schedule information.