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Thanks to everyone who made this year’s Summer Bike Challenge a big success! The Summer Bike Challenge is an annual event that encourages people of all ages to get out on their bikes to enjoy healthy, no-cost summer recreation while experiencing pollution-free transportation. Not only does the Challenge provide participants with destination ‘bingo cards’ full […]

BART service to Antioch began in May 2018 with the official opening of two new stations: Antioch & Pittsburg Center. Using the New BART to Antioch Service No Park & Ride at the New Stations: Park & Ride parking is not available for bus patrons, carpools, ride sharing, etc. at the Antioch and Pittsburg Center […]

Last week BART conducted a Twitter Town Hall, fielding questions from the public on a variety of topics. Great information came out of it including plans & projects affecting Contra Costa. We collected the Contra Costa-related questions and responses below: Hercules/Richmond (West CoCo Transit Study): https://twitter.com/Niktereuto/status/867093708335792128 Marin- No. Richmond- there is a West Contra Costa high capacity study […]

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, […]

Do you use the North Concord/Martinez or Pittsburg/Bay Point BART station? Live or work in East County? BART wants your input! With plans to expand East Contra Costa service in 2018, BART is conducting a study to identify projects to improve access to stations for pedestrians, bikes, vehicles and transit. They’ve drafted a preliminary document identifying barriers […]

International Walk to School Day is October 7. This means that in October, cities across the US (and throughout the world) will hold Walk to School events to encourage students and their families to get to school on foot and experience the benefits and joys of walking in their community. Some schools in Brentwood, Oakley, […]

Walk to School Day began in the US in 1997 as a one-day event aimed at building awareness for the need for walkable communities. Now the event is part of a year-round movement for Safe Routes to School, with an annual celebration each October. This year, 11 Contra Costa County schools in 5 cities are teaming up with Street Smarts […]

Martin Luther King, Jr. Junior High parents & students, it’s time to get ready to Bike and Roll to School! As a lead-up to National Bike to School Day on May 6, Street Smarts Diablo is teaming up with Contra Costa middle schools for a series of individual Bike & Roll to School events. On […]

National Bike to School Day is Wednesday, May 6. As a lead-up to the big day, Street Smarts Diablo is teaming up with select middle schools in Contra Costa for a series of individual Bike & Roll to School events. Middle school students will be accepting the challenge to get to school on wheels by riding their […]

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The California Highway Patrol, Street Smarts Diablo, and Pittsburg High School are hosting the CHP Start Smart Driving Safety Program for teen drivers and their parents August 19, 2014 from 6-8 pm at Pittsburg High School Creative Arts Building.  Registration is FREE and open to all Pittsburg students and parents. Registration is requested. Click here […]

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CONGRATULATIONS to Alexandria Rickli, a 6th grader from J. Douglas Adams Middle School in Brentwood. The Central/East office of 511 Contra Costa conducted a student artwork contest among middle schools in Central and Eastern Contra Costa County for the 2014 511 Contra Costa market bag design.  The winning artwork of Alexandria Rickli was chosen among 12 entries. […]

In Fall 2012, 511 Contra Costa deployed Street Smarts Diablo Region, a traffic safety program, with federal Safe Routes to School funding. Street Smarts Diablo Region intends to educate pedestrians, cyclists and drivers through programs delivered at all public elementary, middle and high schools. In the City of Pittsburg, Martin Luther King Jr Junior High […]

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Back in October two major construction projects broke ground– State Route 4 widening and the eBART extension to eastern Contra Costa County. Because eBART will operate down the median of State Route 4, the two projects are being implemented in tandem with construction projected to be completed in Fall 2016. Let’s take a closer look […]

Pittsburg is hosting a final open house tomorrow, Tuesday June 28th from 5:30 to 6 PM as part of a public review period that ends August 1st. The master plan calls for retail stores, plazas and high- and medium-density housing, enabling residents to leave their cars at home while commuting to any part of the […]

Upcoming Events & Meetings Weds. 12/3: County Connection routes 16 & 98X will detour shortly for Martinez holiday parade Mon. 12/6 – Weds. 12/8, 9:30 PM – 4:30 AM: Caldecott Bore #1 will be closed Local News (Contra Costa County & East Bay) Keep your bike safe with these tips and resources from 511CC Data from […]

Construction on BART’s eastward extension, which will span 10 miles from the Pittsburg/Bay Point BART station towards Hillcrest Avenue, is set to begin this fall. The extension will fulfill the first phase of the eBart project, which aims to bring BART into East County. It should be completed by 2015. BART will be providing a project […]

PITTSBURG, CA – Congressman John Garamendi (D-Walnut Creek, CA), a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, today issued the following statement after attending the groundbreaking for the Highway 4/Loveridge Road Widening Project: “The Highway 4 Widening Project is a win, win, win for the Bay Area. It means thousands of new jobs, less […]

Upcoming Events & Meetings Thursday May 13, 2010 – Bike to Work Day Thursday May 13, 2010 – Evening on the Trails For more events, visit https://511contracosta.org/events/ Local News (Contra Costa County & East Bay) Bike Buck$ Program begins With road funds, Pittsburg plans 1.7-mile expressway, BART extension into East Contra Costa County, and other projects WestCAT […]

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 April 22, 2010 – AC Transit and BART Public Hearings for Paratransit Fare Changes Thursday April 22, 2010 – City of Martinez will unveil three new electric vehicle […]

Events & Meetings Hike or Bike the Bay Area Ridge Trail Council’s 14th Annual Ridge to Bridge this Saturday April 10th, 2010 Discuss the Iron Horse Trail, BART to Livermore and other Eastern Alameda County transportation improvements on Thursday April 15, 2010 DMV offices to be closed today and Friday, April 16, 2o10 Lamorinda Transportation Commuter […]

Local News Nominate a local biker for Bike Commuter of the Year before Monday, April 19, 2010 BART plans community outreach workshops in Richmond, Antioch, and Pittsburg (Tues 4/6/10) The tunnel on the Contra Costa Canal Trail is now open for use See if you live in a ‘red zone’ for the percent of your […]