Contra Costa Air Quality

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): @SFBART Are there any plans to extend SF BART northbound to SMART in Marin county, and Richmond line up to Vallejo? #AskSFBART — ?Niktereuto? (@Niktereuto) May 23, 2017 Marin- No.... Read the rest
People who tweet about BART tend to be on BART Where are you when you are tweeting about BART? Chances are you’re on BART! Eric Fischer, Bay Area based Flickr user extraordinaire,  mapped out the location of a month’s worth of tweets about BART, as seen below… Image credit: Eric Fischer It’s almost like looking at a map of the BART system, isn’t it? See the full-size image, and other cool images from the Bay Area over on Fischer’s Flickr page... Read the rest
511 Contra Costa was recently featured in the Summer Edition of the TDM Review, a publication dedicated to “educating and informing sustainable mobility professionals.” The Summer Edition, which focuses on how social media tools can prove useful for transport demand management, points to 511 Contra Costa’s success with using sites such as Twitter and Facebook to encourage commuters to use public transport. One article within the review discusses how 511 Contra Costa monitors its Twitter followers by using helpful clients like HootSuite and TweetDeck, as well as how it interacts with other organizations via Twitter (such as @CCTimes) in order to spread awareness and useful transit information.... Read the rest
In an article published  Monday, March 8, 2010, Tweeting to Save the Planet: The Role–And Limits–of Social Media in Environmental Solutions, 511 Contra Costa was mentioned alongside the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD), and Pacific Gas & Electric Co. (PG&E) as organizations who effectively use Twitter to spread information and environmental awareness. The article also mentioned 511CC’s iSmog app, a free download that delivers Spare the Air notifications and other Bay Area air quality information to your iPhone.... Read the rest
Stay up to date with transit news and information affecting Contra Costa County and the Bay Area, Spare the Air alerts, 511CC promotions and more, just by following @511CC on Twitter! If you’re a new @511CC follower, mention or retweet us this month, you’ll also be automatically entered to win a $25 gift card to Peet’s Coffee and Tea. We’ll keep you abreast of the latest news, 140 characters at a time: Our most recent ReTweet for Peet’s winner for the month of December was @christreadway–congrats!... Read the rest
Need a reason to follow @511CC on Twitter? We’ve got plenty. Find out about our latest promotions, keep updated on travel news and information in Contra Costa county, and give yourself a chance to win some free coffee. Each month we give away a $25 Peets Coffee & Tea gift card to a new Follower or ReTweeter. Congrats to our most recent winners: @CraigCheslog, @scutrsft, and @hackmanj!... Read the rest
We are two months in to our $25 Peet’s Coffee & Tea gift card giveaway promotion.  Winning is easy.  Just be a new Twitter follower of @511CC or retweet us to be entered into our monthly drawing. Not only will following us on Twitter give you the chance to win free coffee, but you will receive handy updates from us on important Contra Costa County traffic information, Spare the Air days and info about our numerous cool promotions like free BART passes to baseball games, carpooling incentives and more.... Read the rest
I’m happy to announce our new monthly Twitter for a Peet’s gift card giveaway. On the last Monday of each month we will be giving away a $25 Peet’s gift card to either a new Twitter follower from the current month, or a random user who has re-tweeted one of our tweets. We’ll be giving out the first gift card Monday the 29th so get tweeting! You can only win as a new follower once, but you can re-tweet us as often as you want and qualify each time.... Read the rest