Contra Costa Air Quality

The I-580 Express Lanes through Dublin, Pleasanton and Livermore are now open! Here’s what you need to know to use them: All drivers will need a FasTrak® or FasTrak® Flex toll tag and valid FasTrak account to use the lanes. The Express Lanes will be toll-free for carpools, vanpools, eligible clean-air vehicles, buses and motorcycles with a FasTrak Flex toll tag. Solo drivers will have the option of paying to access the Express Lanes using a standard FasTrak or FasTrak Flex toll tag set to ‘1’.... Read the rest
From the Contra Costa Times: Caltrans has scheduled early morning closures for eastbound Interstate 580 between 1 and 4 a.m. from Sunday, Oct. 17 to Friday, Oct. 29. The eastbound freeway lanes will be closed at Airway Boulevard. Traffic will be detoured onto local streets heading east on Airway to Portola Avenue and North Livermore Avenue, then back onto the freeway. According to a press release, Caltrans crews will be building temporary support structures for the future I-580/State Route 84 interchange at Isabel Avenue.... Read the rest
This weekend, July 17 and 18, BART and Caltrans will close a portion of Interstate 580 and 680 between Dublin and Pleasanton. Crews will be working to complete installation of pedestrian bridges that will provide access to the new West Dublin station. Eastbound I-580 from the San Ramon/Foothill Road exit will be closed and on the I-680 interchange, partial lane closures will begin at 11 p.m. each Saturday night. The lanes will be completely closed from 2-6 AM each Sunday and will resume with partial closures until 9 AM.... Read the rest
What’s the haps on transit news in and around Contra Costa County? Every Friday, we’ve got you covered with the most important news, both on and under the radar. Just click on each link for more deets. Upcoming Events & Meetings Saturday April 24, 2010 – Test ride the County Connection NEW hybrid electric buses Monday May 3, 2010 – San Ramon Valley Transportation Summit 2010 Thursday May 13, 2010 – Bike to Work Day Ongoing through October, 2010 – Ride the historic Niles Canyon Railway Local News (Contra Costa County & East Bay) Oakland endorses rapid bus route along 17-mile route 511 Contra Costa celebrates John Muir’s 172nd birthday in Martinez, CA Residents not convinced plan will fix traffic woes along busy Richmond-El Cerrito corridor We updated our page on the Benicia-Martinez bike/ped path with photos Congressman John Garamendi requests millions in funding for Contra Costa County projects, including $40 million for Highway 4, $10 million for I-580, $2 million for the Dixon Train Station/Parkway Boulevard Overcrossing and more Bay Area & California News Studies show air quality in the Bay Area has improved since the first Earth Day in 1970 BART offers riders a chance to star in upcoming radio and TV promotions BART police to restart bike patrols... Read the rest
On Thursday, April 15 2010, the Alameda County Transportation Improvement Authority is sponsoring a two hour meeting from 6:30 – 8:30 PM at Dublin City Hall, 100 Civic Plaza. Presentations and discussion will include the following transportation improvement projects in Eastern Alameda County: Route 84 Expressway – widening a 4.6-mile section of Isabel Avenue from Ruby Hill Drive to Jack London Boulevard in Livermore I-580 corridor improvements: Congestion relief, construction of auxiliary lanes and High Occupancy Toll (HOT) lanes BART to Livermore: Studies to evaluate improvements in the I-580 corridor and preparations for a future rail corridor Alamo Canal Trail: A multi-use, 3.6-mile path linking Dublin and Pleasanton Iron Horse Trail: Studies to explore possible trails, and trail gaps near Dublin/Pleasanton BART For more information: Download the ACTIA flyer for the meeting.... Read the rest
“Am I going to get pulled over? I see a lot of CHP officers on I-580 and I-680…” According to a recent column in the Contra Costa Times: Since January of 2010, the CHP has deployed speed teams six times in Contra Costa County and written about 1,000 speed citations. The teams target violations that play a large role in collisions, such as speeding, tailgating and driving under the influence. However, the teams have been operating for years and target different spots along the highway.... Read the rest