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Presidents’ Day 2020 Transit Service (Feb. 17)

american flagOn Presidents’ Day (Monday, February 17), some Contra Costa transit agencies will offer regular weekday service while others will run on holiday schedules. We’ve collected service information for all transit providers below for easy reference.

Click any link below for additional information.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2020 Transit Service (January 20)

On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Monday, January 20), 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.

New Year’s Eve 2019 & New Year’s Day 2020 Transit Schedules

On New Year’s Day 2020, all transit agencies serving Contra Costa County will be on Sunday or Holiday schedules, except for County Connection and the Richmond Ferry, which will offer no service. On New Year’s Eve 2019, Tuesday, December 31, BART will offer regular weekday service until 8pm, then special service until 3am. Wheels and WestCAT are the only agencies providing modified or holiday service on Tuesday. All other agencies will be on a regular weekday schedule.

Special Note Regarding BART: San Francisco-bound Antioch and Richmond trains will not stop at Embarcadero Station after 8pm on New Year’s Eve. Passengers may exit at Montgomery Street Station for the fireworks show.

After the San Francisco fireworks show is over, passengers bound for Antioch and Richmond must use Montgomery Street Station. Trains on these lines will not stop at Embarcadero Station on their way out of San Francisco.

Free Transit:

Click any link below for additional schedule information.

New Year’s Eve (Tues., December 31)

  • WestCAT:
    • Dial-A-Ride, Local Fixed Route, C3, JPX, 30Z, JX – Modified Service 7pm close (approx.)
    • Lynx- Limited Service (last outbound from SF at 8PM)
    • JR/JL – Regular Service
    • No other service
  • Wheels (LAVTA): Routes 1, 3, 8, 10R, 14, 15, and 30R on a weekend schedule; no other service
  • All other transit on regular Tuesday schedule

New Year’s Day (Wed., January 1)

Christmas 2019: Holiday Transit Schedules (Dec. 24 & 25)

lightsOn Christmas Day, all transit agencies serving Contra Costa will be on holiday schedules, with County Connection & the Richmond ferry offering no service. On Christmas Eve, only Tri Delta Transit, WestCAT, and Wheels will be on holiday schedules.

Click any link below for additional schedule information.

Christmas Eve (December 24)

  • Tri Delta Transit: Routes 392, 393, 394, 395, and 396 will operate on a Sunday schedule; no other service
  • WestCAT:
    • JR/JL: Regular service
    • Lynx: Limited service (last outbound from SF at 8PM)
    • Dial-A-Ride, local fixed route, C3, JPX, 30Z, JX: Modified service 7pm close (approx.)
    • 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 Tuesday schedule (BART, AC Transit, County Connection, Capitol Corridor, Richmond Ferry)

Christmas Day (December 25)

Thanksgiving 2019: Holiday Transit Service – Thursday & Friday

On Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 28), all transit agencies serving Contra Costa County will be on modified schedules. In addition, some agencies will have modified schedules the day after Thanksgiving (Nov. 29).

Click any link below for detailed schedule information

Thanksgiving Day – Nov. 28

Day After Thanksgiving – Nov. 29

  • WestCAT – SJR/JL, 11, 19, DAR – Saturday Service, All Other Routes – No Service
  • Tri Delta Transit – Sunday service: only routes 392, 393, 394, 395 and 396 operating
  • Richmond Ferry – No service
  • Wheels – Weekend schedules for Routes 1, 3, 8, 10R, 14, 15 and 30R; no other service
  • Capitol Corridor – Weekend/Holiday service
  • All other transit on regular weekday schedule (BART, AC Transit, County Connection)

Labor Day 2019: Transit Schedules (Monday, Sept. 2)

On Monday, September 2, all agencies serving Contra Costa will be on modified schedules. County Connection will offer no service. For additional schedule information, click any link below.

NOTE: BART Track Work & Delays – Due to track upgrade work, there will be no train service between Walnut Creek & Orinda BART stations all day Saturday, Sunday & Monday. Buses will replace train service. Expect delays of 40 minutes or more.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2017: Transit Schedules (Monday, January 16)

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.

New Year's Eve 2016 & New Year's Day Transit Schedules

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.
explosion-firework-new-year-s-eve-december-31Special 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. Trains on these lines will not stop at Embarcadero Station on their way out of San Francisco.
Free Transit: AC Transit & Muni will be offering free travel from 8pm New Year’s Eve until 5am the following morning. During the complimentary service, there is no need to tag your Clipper card.
Click any link below for additional schedule information.
December 30 (Friday)

  • Wheels (LAVTA): Weekend Plus service – All normal weekend service plus Routes 53 & 54

New Year’s Eve (December 31)

  • BART: Regular Saturday schedule with supplemental New Year’s eve service until 3am
  • WestCAT:
    • J – Saturday service
    • 11, 19, DAR – 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 (AC Transit, County Connection, Tri Delta Transit, Capitol Corridor)

New Year’s Day (January 1)

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

  • AC Transit: Sunday schedule
  • WestCAT: Sunday service
  • Tri Delta Transit: Routes 392, 393, 394 and 395 will operate on a Sunday schedule; no other service
  • Wheels (LAVTA): Weekend service – Routes 1, 3, 8, 10R, 14, 15 & 30R on a weekend schedule
  • County Connection: Weekend service
  • All other transit on regular weekday schedule (BART, Capitol Corridor)

Christmas 2016: Holiday Transit Service Information

lightsOn 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)

Day After Christmas (December 26)

Thanksgiving 2016: Holiday Transit Service – Thursday & Friday

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

Day After Thanksgiving – Nov. 25

Photo courtesy Alasam

Veterans Day 2016 Transit Schedules – Friday, Nov. 11

flagVeterans Day is Friday, November 11. While most transit serving Contra Costa County will be running on regular weekday schedules, both Tri Delta Transit and WestCAT will be on holiday schedules.
Holiday Schedule

  • Tri Delta Transit:
    • Routes 392, 393, 394, 395 – Sunday Schedule
    • No other service
  • WestCAT:
    • JX, Lynx – Weekday Schedule
    • J, 11, 19, Dial-a-Ride – Saturday Schedule
    • No other service

Weekday Schedule

Labor Day 2016: Transit Schedules (Monday, Sept. 5)

511_logoWe’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

No Service

Presidents Day 2016: Transit Schedules – Monday, February 15

american flagOn 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

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2016: Transit Schedules (Jan. 18)

Martin Luther King JrOn Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Monday, January 18), 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: Express JR/JR, DAR, Local (11, 19)
    • No JX, JPX, 30Z, or C3 Service
    • Modified Holiday Service: LYNX
  • 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): Regular Saturday service plus the addition of limited service on Routes 20x, 70x; no service on Rapid

New Year's Eve 2015 & New Year's Day 2016: Transit Schedules

new-year-happy-light-45158768On New Year’s Day, all transit agencies serving Contra Costa County will be on Sunday or Holiday schedules. On New Year’s Eve, BART will run until 3am and WestCAT will offer a Modified Holiday Service schedule.
explosion-firework-new-year-s-eve-december-31Special 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. Trains on these lines will not stop at Embarcadero Station on their way out of San Francisco.
Free Transit: AC Transit & Muni will be offering free travel from 8pm New Year’s Eve until 5am the following morning. During the complimentary service, there is no need to tag your Clipper card.
Click any link below for additional schedule information.
New Year’s Eve (December 31)

  • WestCAT:
    • DAR, Local Fixed Route, C3, JPX, 30Z, JX – Modified Holiday Service, 7pm Close (Approx.)
    • LYNX – Limited Service
    • Express J – Regular Service
  • BART: Regular weekday schedule with supplemental New Year’s eve service until 3am
  • All other transit on regular weekday schedule (AC Transit, County Connection, Tri Delta Transit, Wheels, Capitol Corridor)

New Year’s Day (January 1)

Christmas 2015: Holiday Transit Service Information

lightsOn 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 day before Christmas.
Click any link below for additional schedule information.
Christmas Eve (December 24)

  • Tri Delta Transit: Routes 392, 393, 394 and 395 will operate on a Sunday schedule; no other service
  • Wheels (LAVTA): Enhanced Saturday service; no service on Rapid
  • WestCAT:
    • DAR, Local Fixed Route, C3, JPX, 30Z, JX – Modified Holiday Service, 7pm Close (Approx.)
    • LYNX – Limited Service
    • Express J – Regular Service
  • All other transit on regular weekday schedule (BART, AC Transit, County Connection, Capitol Corridor)

Christmas Day (December 25)

December 26th

  • All transit on regular Saturday schedule

Thanksgiving 2015: Holiday Transit Service

thanksgivingOn Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 26), all transit agencies serving Contra Costa County will be running on modified schedules. In addition, some agencies will run on modified schedules the day after Thanksgiving (Nov. 27).
Click any link below for detailed schedule information.
Thanksgiving Day – Nov. 26

Day After Thanksgiving – Nov. 27

Veterans Day 2015: Transit Schedules

flagVeterans Day is Wednesday, November 11. While most transit agencies serving Contra Costa County will be running on regular weekday schedules, both Tri Delta Transit and WestCAT will be operating on holiday schedules.
Holiday Schedule

  • Tri Delta Transit: Routes 392, 393, 394 and 395 will operate on a Sunday schedule; no other service
  • WestCAT:
    • DAR, Express J, Local (11, 19) – Saturday Service
    • LYNX – Limited Service
    • JX – Regular Service
    • 30Z, JPX, C3 – No Service

Weekday Schedule

  • BART
  • AC Transit
  • County Connection
  • Wheels (LAVTA)
  • Capitol Corridor

Transit Schedules for Labor Day – September 7, 2015

511_logoWe’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

No Service

Transit Service on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2015

Some transit agencies will be operating on non-weekday schedules on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – Monday, January 19. Here are the transit schedules which will be in effect:

  • County Connection: Regular weekday schedule
  • Capitol Corridor: Regular weekday schedule
  • BART: Saturday schedule
  • Wheels: Enhanced Saturday schedule; No service on Rapid
  • WestCAT: Express J, DAR, Local (11, 19) – Saturday schedule; LYNX – Limited Holiday service
  • AC Transit: Sunday schedule
  • Tri Delta Transit: Sunday schedule (only Route 392, 393, 394 and 395 in operation)

AC Transit's 2014 Holiday Bus – Catch the Holiday Spirit through Jan. 3

AC Transit's Holiday BusThe year may be drawing to a close, but there’s still time to enjoy a little extra holiday cheer by climbing aboard AC Transit’s Holiday Bus!
As in years past, AC Transit has transformed one bus in their fleet with brightly colored holiday decorations. Each day through January 3, the bus will run along a different route offering free rides to anyone who cares to hop aboard!
“The Holiday Bus is a token of gratitude to our riders,” said AC Transit General Manager David Armijo. “It’s a small thing but it’s a way for us to contribute in this season of sharing, and we intend to do so in hopes of making the season a little brighter for anyone who boards the holiday bus.”
Since the Holiday Bus travels a different route each day, you might see it only once, so make sure to hop on board or take a photo!

Christmas 2014: Holiday Transit Service Information

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. Here are the holiday service changes for December 22-26th:
Christmas Eve

**All other transit agencies will offer regular weekday service on Christmas Eve (December 24)
Christmas Day

December 26th

  • Capitol Corridor: Holiday Schedule

**All other transit agencies will offer regular weekday service on December 26

Gifts to Splurge On

Though our previous posts have mostly been about affordable gifts to give your commuter friends and family, this list is for indulging yourself. From a city-slick bicycle to the latest 2-way convertible tablet, these gifts will be sure to bring a smile to your face as well as prepare you for a stylish new year (not to mention impress your cubicle mates).

Coated Canvas Backpack

  • $129.95
  • Heavy-duty cotton canvas with a water resistant coating.
  • Fits up to a 17″ laptop
  • Faux-fur lined notebook compartment
  • Padded back panels
  • Modern, minimalist design

(Photo Credit: incase)

Linus Roadster Classic

  • $409
  • Beautiful, sleek and simple.

(Photo Credit: Linus Bikes)

Marshall Major Headphones

  • $99
  • For the stylish commuter who wants to look good while rockin’ out to The Black Keys on the bus to work.
  • The headband is made out of the same vinyl used in Marshall amplifiers.

(Photo Credit: Marshall Major Headphones)

Amazon Kindle

  • $189 (3G + wireless) or $139 (wireless)
  • Because sometimes you just don’t want to haul giant heavy Russian novels around on the bus.
  • 7.5″ x 4.8″ x 0.335″
  • Battery Life: 1 month

(Photo Credit: Amazon.com)

Dell Inspiraron Duo

  • $550
  • The iPad is great, but nothing beats an actual keyboard for the commuter who wants to get real work done while sitting on the bus or the train.
  • Switch from touch to type with just a flip.
  • View horizontally or vertically.

(Photo Credit: Dell)

Ari Marcopoulos Camera Bag

  • $199.95
  • 18.9″ x 11″ x 6.7″
  • Compatibiliy: iPad, SLR, DSLR
  • Heavy-duty canvas with water-repellent coating
  • Interior pockets for documents and other bits and pieces

(Photo Credit: incase)

DODOcase iPad and Kindle Cases

  • $60
  • Handmade in San Francisco
  • Looks like a Moleskin notepad, but for your iPad!
  • It’s pretty.

(Photo Credit: DODOcase)

Holiday Costumes for Your Car

Have you ever driven down the highway during the holiday season and seen one of your fellow drivers sporting a reindeer costume on their car? Or maybe an elf? Spread holiday cheer with one of these Christmas-themed costumes–even the rainy weather and horrible holiday traffic can’t dampen the spirits of these drivers!


Because cars want to dress up too.
Photo Credit: Amazon.com