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
Seniors and disabled persons in the Livermore area who are interested in transportation services or a free Senior Clipper Card, and instruction on how to use it, are invited to attend an event on Tuesday, April 28 in Livermore. Free Senior Clipper Cards will be issued at the event, and attendees will receive instruction on how to use the cards on buses and trains. In addition, BART, Wheels bus (LAVTA) and Community Resources for Independent Living (CRIL) will be present to explain discounts available with Senior Clipper Cards and give information on transportation services that exist for seniors and the disabled.... Read the rest
Forty years ago BART changed the way people travel throughout the Bay Area and the system continues to grow, building on its four decades of success. BART is currently in the process of preparing a Draft Environmental Impact Review (DEIR) for a 4.8 mile system extension into Livermore that would run along I-580. It’s one of several BART projects in the works to help make a better, more extensive regional transit network.... Read the rest
Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority (LAVTA) retrofitted buses to accommodate specific stroller parking areas. The change is met with relief to all passengers, with or without small children in strollers. For non-retrofitted buses strollers are required to be folded before boarding and then stowed out of the aisles once on board. This is often impractical and difficult given people traveling with children often have not only a stroller, but also bags of personal belongings.... Read the rest
Two weeks ago, we asked you to share your hottest transportation questions. Our trusty readers didn’t hold back! Let’s see what they said (and how we can help them find answers). Keep these questions coming, either in the comments below, Facebook, or Twitter. Is it possible to add a bike lane from Pinole to Martinez and back? I try to commute on Alhambra Valley Rd as much as possible but it’s very narrow and vehicles drive a little too close.... Read the rest
What: BART to Livermore informational meeting Where: City Council Chambers, 3375 Pacific Ave. Livermore, CA 94550 When: Thursday August 26, 2010 at 6:30 pm This Thursday, August 26th, there will be a public information meeting on the BART extension to Livermore. Interested attendants can speak with BART and city staff about the project, which aims to alleviate congestion on I-580 and improve air quality.... Read the rest
September 20 to October 1, 2010, 511 Contra Costa and the Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority will offer free rides on LAVTA’s Route 70X for riders who commute on Interstate 680 between the Tri-Valley, Walnut Creek and Pleasant Hill. By participating in the 70X promotion, you can take a break from traffic and unwind during the commute and arrive at work or home relaxed and ready for a productive day or fun evening.... 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