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Earth Day is a chance to consider changes we can make to reduce our burden on the planet. If you’re looking for a way to celebrate Earth Day, try this: pick a day this month and change up your commute and rideshare, walk, bike or take transit to work! Here’s how switching from driving alone to work – even one day a week – benefits both you and the planet: Good for the Environment: According to the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), taking public transportation is one of the most significant actions a household can take to reduce their carbon emissions.... Read the rest
Uber is offering free rides in the East Bay this weekend.  The offer includes two free rides up to $30 in value for travel in and between Oakland, Berkeley, Albany, Piedmont, El Cerrito, Lamorinda, Alameda, San Leandro, San Ramon, Danville, Walnut Creek and Pleasant Hill.  Uber is advising users taking advantage of the promotion this weekend to expect delays due to high demand.  Uber rates are fixed and rides are arranged by smartphone.... Read the rest
Image credit: Anat R. Congratulations to all of our 2013 BTWD Photo and Video contest winners! Everyone who won is listed below and received a 2013 Bike to Work Day t-shirt designed by local Matthew Fleming. Chris M. (Concord) George K. (Oakland) Francisco M. (Moraga) Anat R. (Oakland) Thanks to everyone who entered!... Read the rest
Send your best photos and videos from Bike to Work Day for a chance to win one of these great t-shirts! Submissions must be sent by May 17, 2013 by 5 pm PST to be eligible for the prize drawing. Participants must commute through Contra Costa County. Entries will be accepted via Twitter (@511CC) and email ( Read the rest
Update: This promotion has ended See our list of current promotions. Beginning this month, Rio Vista Delta Breeze and 511 Contra Costa are partnering up to bring you a special transit offer: buy one get one free bus passes for Route 52! Those who purchase one $90 InterCity Monthly Pass will receive the second month free.... Read the rest
Congratulations to Stephanie V., who answered Caldecott Trivia Question #2 correctly and won $10 to Peet’s Coffee & Tea! If you entered but didn’t win, Question #3 is now out. Happy Internet sleuthing! Click here to view the newest Caldecott Tunnel Trivia Question.... Read the rest
BART is celebrating Earth Day, as well as our beautiful everyday blue skies, with three chances for you to win. BART Blue Sky Festival Join BART for the first annual BART Blue Sky Festival, just in time for Earth Day, Thursday, April 21, 2011. Absolutely free from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Justin Herman Plaza in San Francisco. Get great environmental info and giveaways from dozens of eco-exhibitors, healthy and organic food samples, live music by the Venusians and more!... Read the rest
Receive a Tri Delta Transit Summer Youth Bus Pass by attending this year’s Contra Costa County Youth Summit hosted by Contra Costa County District V Supervisor Federal D. Glover. 511 Contra Costa has teamed up with Tri Delta Transit to provide attendees unlimited rides on Tri Delta Transit’s fixed route buses during the summer. Eligibillity requirements do apply and only a limited number of passes are available while supplies last. The event is being held at Los Medanos College in Pittsburg on Saturday April 16th from 8am – 3pm.... Read the rest
Don’t miss an opportunity to experience a better commute for FREE! From April 25 through May 20, 2011 Tri Delta Transit and 511 Contra Costa will provide free bus tickets to commuters who do not currently use Tri Delta Transit to get to work. The free tickets will cover one round-trip per week for four (4) weeks on fixed route buses. Participants in the Try Transit Once a Week Challenge will be entered into a drawing for a chance at winning some fabulous prizes, including an Apple iPad.... Read the rest
Are you ready to get your BART on? Today marks the kickoff date for Try BART Week, which will run Monday, October 18 through Friday, October 22. Also today is a kickoff event from noon to 1 PM at the 12th St. Oakland City Center station. According to BART, 5,000 Green & Black’s chocolate bars will be given away, as well as $100 BART tickets, a pair of CAL vs Stanford football tickets, and one grand prize winner will walk away with BART tickets for an entire year (a $2500 value).... Read the rest