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A "Glowing" View of Bay Area Transit

Things are looking bright for Bay Area transit with record high ridership, but if you really want to see a glowing view of the agencies serving the Bay, look no further.  The map below was created by deviantART user DylanofTilden.

 The Bay Area, through public transit lines. Image credit: DylanofTilden

According to DylanofTilden what started as an attempt to map San Francisco through public transit ballooned into the map that you see here. Be sure to check out the SF Weekly’s coverage and a larger size of the impressive, artistic map as well!

Golden Gate Bridge Turns 75!

Sunday, May 27th, will mark a significant day for the Bay Area as the Golden Gate Bridge will celebrate its 75th Anniversary! The nationally recognized landmark’s huge milestone will come with a lot of festivities and celebration.
Golden gate bridge
Photo credit: praphulm
In honor of this historic achievement a grand Golden Gate Festival will be on be held Sunday, May 27th , from 11am to 11pm with activities including: a fireworks show in the evening; a “Road Trip Through History” throughout the day in which vintage cars and motorcycles will be featured from 1937 – when the bridge was constructed – to present; live music and anniversary merchandise! For a full list of events happening on the Anniversary itself and throughout the year, see the anniversary’s event page.
Equally exciting as festivities, the anniversary will bet met with lasting site improvements: a revitalized Bridge Plaza, an upgraded Bridge Cafè (already finished), new overlooks, a Bridge Pavilion (the first in the bridge’s history) and more!
The bridge is sure to be an especially filled with visitors this Sunday, car parking will be severely limited so avoid driving at all costs– it is highly recommend you get there by foot, bike, or public  transit. There are plenty of alternatives to driving to reach the bridge festivities, be sure to check out the full list of a dozen or so transportation options that will help you get there.
For more information, visit the Golden Gate 75th Anniversary’s website and contact page.
 

2009 Holiday Hours and Services for Transit Agencies serving Contra Costa County

Need to get from Point A to Point B on public transit this holiday season? 511 Contra Costa has compiled a list of transit agencies serving the Contra Costa area and their holiday services for Dec. 24th, Dec. 25th, Dec. 31st and Jan. 1st. If a transit agency is not listed on a certain date, it is running on its normal schedule.

Thursday, December 24, 2009 – Christmas Eve:

  • Tri Delta Transit: Routes 392, 393 and 394 will operate on a Sunday schedule.
  • WestCAT routes: Exp J, 30Z, JPX & JX, and LYNX will run their regular service. The DAR and Local routes will run the regular service with 7 PM close. Route C3 will not have service.
  • Wheels: most routes will run their regular service.

Friday, December 25, 2009 – Christmas Day:

  • BART will run on its Sunday schedule.
  • WestCAT route Express J will run on its Sunday schedule.
  • AC Transit will run on a weekend schedule.
  • Tri Delta Transit: Routes 392, 393 and 394 will operate on a Sunday schedule.
  • Golden Gate Transit Bus will have Holiday Service and Golden Gate Larkspur & Sausalito Ferry will have no service.
  • The County Connection buses will not be in operation.
  • Capitol Corridor will run on a weekend schedule.
  • Fairfield and Suisun Transit (FAST) Routes: no service.
  • Vallejo Transit: no service.
  • Wheels: Route 10 – Special Service, Route 15 – Sunday Service

Thursday, December 31, 2009 – New Year’s Eve:

  • BART will extend its service until 3 am.
  • WestCAT routes: Exp J, 30Z, JPX & JX, and LYNX will run their regular service. The DAR and Local routes will run the regular service with 7 PM close. Route C3 will not have service.
  • Tri Delta Transit: Routes 392, 393 and 394 will operate on a Sunday schedule.
  • Wheels: most routes will run their regular service.

Friday, January 1, 2009 – New Year’s Day:

  • BART will run on its Sunday schedule.
  • WestCAT route Express J will run on its Sunday schedule.
  • AC Transit will run on a weekend schedule.
  • Tri Delta Transit: Routes 392, 393 and 394 will operate on a Sunday schedule.
  • Golden Gate Transit Bus will have Holiday Service and Golden Gate Larkspur & Sausalito Ferry will have no service.
  • The County Connection buses will not be in operation.
  • Capitol Corridor will run on a weekend schedule.
  • Fairfield and Suisun Transit (FAST) Routes: no service.
  • Vallejo Transit: no service.
  • Wheels: Routes 1, 10, 15 – Sunday Service Only.

For more information, please refer to each transit agency’s individual website:
BART – Holiday Schedule
BART – New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day Information
WestCAT – Holiday Rider Information
AC Transit – Home
Tri Delta Transit – Holiday Service
Golden Gate Transit & Golden Gate Ferry Christmas & New Year’s Service Schedules
The County Connection – Home
Capitol Corridor – Home
Fairfield and Suisun Transit (FAST) Routes
Vallejo Transit Routes
WHEELS – Holiday Service