Contra Costa Air Quality

Earth Day is Sunday, April 22! We’ve pulled together a list of Earth Day celebrations in Contra Costa, happening Wednesday, April 18 through Friday, April 27. If you see a  next to an event listing, it means 511 Contra Costa staff will have a table at the event. Say hello, pick up some 511CC swag & get info on bonuses for trying an alternative (and environmentally friendly) commute. Click any link below for additional information Earth Day Events Wednesday, April 18 Antioch: Los Medanos College – Nature preserve plant sale, live animals, clubs & prizes.... Read the rest
Know your Contra Costa Mayors? No worries, we included their photos and how they are participating in Bike to Work Day – maybe you’ll spot a few tomorrow ;) Mayor Daniel Helix of Concord will be at the Downtown Concord BART energizer station greeting bike commuters. Mayor Gayle McLaughlin of Richmond will be at San Pablo Ave/Richmond Greenway (at 6th St. and Ohio Ave), then at Richmond City Hall. Mayor Cindy Silva of Walnut Creek will be biking to a TRANSPAC meeting at 9am.... Read the rest
Yesterday, The White House blogged about the Caldecott Tunnel Fourth Bore, calling the project a “stimulus success story” for having created hundreds of jobs. The Caldecott Tunnel Fourth Bore is the nation’s second largest highway project supported by the Recovery Act, which itself has created more than 2 million jobs. Caldcott Tunnel Project Manager Bill Monahan (L) and Federal Highway Administrator Victor Mendez (R) Photo credit: http://fastlane.dot.gov Once completed, the Caldecott bore is expected to reduce congestion for 160,000 drivers daily.... Read the rest
West Portal Sound Wall from inside staging area Last Thursday, Senator Barbara Boxer visited the Caldecott tunnel, a $420 million project that has nearly half its funds ($197.5 million) coming from the Recovery Act. Boxer stated the Caldecott tunnel project would create between 4,000 and 4,500 new jobs by the time it is finished in 2014, and promised more federal stimulus money for highway projects coming to the Bay Area later this year.... Read the rest
SAVE THE DATE! You and your employees are invited to attend this upcoming Transportation Commuter Fair. Lamorinda Transportation Commuter Fair Wed. April 28, 11:30am-1:30pm Lafayette Library & Learning Center Community Hall 3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd & First Street The Transportation Commuter Fair will benefit all employers and employees who travel to, through or from Contra Costa County. Lamorinda employers and employees are especially encourage to attend. Visit our booths to learn how to improve your commute.... Read the rest
Caldecott Tunnel Expansion This Thursday, Dec. 10 at 7 PM, Caltrans will host a community meeting on the upcoming construction of the 4th bore of  the Caldecott Tunnel. Caltrans officials will be on hand to answer questions from the community regarding construction, schedule, time line and community impact. The meeting will be held at Orinda Community Center, 28 Orinda Way, Orinda. For more information about the project, visit the Caldecott Tunnel Improvement Project website.... Read the rest