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BART to Antioch service begins this Saturday, including the official opening of two new stations: Antioch & Pittsburg Center. Here’s what you need to know about opening weekend & using the new service: Free Community Celebration – May 25 Ribbon-Cutting Celebration: BART will host a community celebration on Friday, May 25 at the new Antioch Station (1600 Slatten Ranch Rd). The ribbon-cutting ceremony will be from 11am-noon, followed by local entertainment and free train rides (available from 1pm-8pm).... Read the rest
BART will be closing the Pittsburg Park & Ride starting Monday, May 15 for construction of the Pittsburg BART station. Duration of the closure is unknown. During the closure, Tri Delta Transit buses will not stop at this location. Buses cannot stop on Bliss Avenue. For details including alternate bus stops near the Park & Ride, click here.... Read the rest
The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and 511 Traveler Information Service just released the 2012 edition of the Getting There on Transit guide. The free publication features detailed maps of dozens of transit systems throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, highlighting more than 250 popular destinations with public transit directions to reach them. New content added in this edition: Maps of the region’s 150 free Park & Ride lots (where drivers can meet for carpooling or vanpooling, or park and make transit connections).... Read the rest
Save money and time on your commute and share the ride! 511 Contra Costa’s updated Park and Ride page will help those seeking a more economical and tolerable commute. Park and Ride lots help you connect with carpools and vanpools. Make commute less stressful by  reducing the amount of driving you have to do. Once you find someone to carpool or vanpool with, select one of several locations throughout the Bay Area to meet up, and then ride in a car or vanpool to work.... Read the rest
Two- and four-legged pedestrians: welcome! It’s not often that commuters and dog-owners share good news, but San Ramon’s “Bark and Ride” is working to change that. The new combination 50-space park and ride and 4.5 acre dog park is at the corner of Bollinger Canyon and Stoneleaf Road. Though it officially opened March 9, the grand opening celebration will be August 2 from 5:30 to 6:30. “It’s a piece of property that would otherwise have had limited and restricted use given its long, linear shape under power lines,” Karen McNamara, the city’s interim parks and community services director told the Patch.... Read the rest
Did you know that there are more than 150 Park and Ride lots in the Bay Area, including almost a dozen in Contra Costa County? Unlike BART parking lots, Park and Ride lots are free. Several Park and Ride lots offer bike racks and lockers, too. You can sign up for your very own bike locker by calling 1-800-834-3032. Park and Ride lots are useful for more than commuting. You can leave your car in Contra Costa’s lots up to 72 hours (though double check the signage to make sure).... Read the rest
ANTIOCH, CA, January 12, 2010 – Beginning January 19, 2010, BART will begin charging a daily fee of $1 to park in the Pittsburg/Bay Point parking lot.  Park and Ride lots, however, will remain free of charge to all patrons and provide easy access to BART via express bus service from Tri Delta Transit. BART remains a major destination for East County commuters. Extending BART to Antioch and beyond in East Contra Costa County remains a continuous topic of discussion.... Read the rest
Good news for any park and ride users out there who cross the Dumbarton Bridge.  The new park and ride facility will more than triple parking spaces, include real time arrival and departure info, bike lockers and more. See the full article from the Contra Costa Times: By Matthew Artz The Argus Posted: 05/26/2009 12:00:00 AM PDT FREMONT — Driving to the bus is about to get a lot easier for Tri-City area commuters who cross the Dumbarton Bridge on their way to work.... Read the rest