Contra Costa Air Quality

Capitol Corridor’s Train Treks for Kids program offers discounted train travel for student and youth groups of 20 or more. With access to destinations between Sacramento and San Jose, groups can visit sites like the State Capitol in Sacramento, Pier 39 in San Francisco and the Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose. Train Treks takes advantage of open seats to provide groups a substantial discount. Pricing is broken into three fare zones with groups paying for each zone traveled.... Read the rest
The Summer Youth Pass is back for 2015! Youths 17 and under can get 3 months of unlimited rides on Tri Delta Transit and WestCAT fixed-route buses for just $50. WestCAT, Tri Delta Transit and 511 Contra Costa have teamed up to offer this year’s Summer Youth Pass. Passes are available to anyone 17 years of age and under for just $50 each. The pass is in the form of a waterproof wristband and is good for 3 months of unlimited rides (June 1 through August 31) on all Tri Delta Transit fixed-route buses and all WestCAT fixed-route and express buses (including the 30Z Martinez Link)*.... Read the rest
511 Contra Costa is rolling out a new youth biking program in Pleasant Hill. The Summer Youth Bike Challenge provides fun, healthy, no cost summer recreation that challenges participants to explore their hometown via bicycle. Challenge destinations include public parks and athletic fields, the library, Farmers Market, and Downtown Pleasant Hill.  The Summer Youth Bike Challenge is open to all students in grades K-12. Participants are asked to take the challenge and bike to local places by August 29.... Read the rest
Back in April of 2013 we shared an article about StreetMix, the fun web-based tool which lets you resize and rethink streets with mere clicks. When it launched, StreetMix was rather simplistic but that’s partially what made it so powerful and why we wrote about it– because of its ability to let everyday people redesign streets and plainly communicate ideas typically reserved for traffic engineers. StreetMix has since been updated with more details and ways to re-envision streets (light rail, and green-painted bike lanes, anyone?), but it has maintained its simple and user-friendly approach.... Read the rest
CCCTA/(Contra Costa) County Connection Gillig Phantom, Dublin, Ca. Photo credit: La Wad Just a quick reminder, The County Connection’s Summer Youth bus passes are now on sale– here’s the official announcement: Following a decades-old tradition The County Connection is offering a deeply discounted Summer Youth bus pass to help students get around during the summer. The 20-Ride Summer Youth Pass sells for $15 and is available now for youths age 6-18. Summer Youth passes are accepted on all County Connection regular fixed-route buses.... Read the rest
Whether you’re an aspiring transportation planner, traffic engineer, planning commissioner  or just want to know what your street would look like with a planted median and bus stops, StreetMix is an excellent web-based tool that lets you decide how to use the right of way of a street. Similar to Blockee, which we’ve highlighted in a previous post, StreetMix is incredibly simple to use and is especially helpful for anyone to experiment with the “what if” scenarios. ... Read the rest
A revamped Macdonald Avenue in Richmond– with street trees, crosswalk, solar powered street light and wifi hotspot. Step 1) Select a streetview from Google Maps Step 2) Add your favorite civic improvements– bike lanes, street lights, tress Step 3) Share with your friends, neighborhood council, or any other interested party  The genius concept behind Blockee– the newest, and perhaps easiest way to see your block with the civic improvements you want.... Read the rest
AC Transit is holding several Saturday youth sign-up events.  To load a discounted 31-day AC Transit Youth pass on a Clipper card, students need a personalized Clipper youth card.  Youths, age 5-18 are eligible to sign up and must bring one of the following documents as proof of age: birth certificate or passport, medical benefit card with birth date, Sate ID or driver’s license, military dependent card with birth date, alien registration/permanent resident card, consular ID card, student ID with birth date.... Read the rest
Are you between 5 and 18 years old? Do you want $1 AC Transit rides, or unlimited rides on AC Transit for $15 a month? You need an AC Transit youth pass! AC Transit and Clipper are traveling throughout West Contra Costa County this month to make the application process even easier, including two events tomorrow! Thursday, May 19 – 6-7 p.m. Kennedy High School, 4300 Cutting Blvd, Richmond Thursday, May 19 – 5-8 p.m.... Read the rest
511 Contra Costa is helping youths under 17 years of age in east Contra Costa County gain transit experience and become more earth-friendly by providing $10 off the price of a Summer Youth Pass for unlimited fixed-route rides from Tri Delta Transit. Each family can help “Spare the Air” by reducing the number of miles driven. Every gallon of gas consumed is equivalent to 20 pounds of CO2.. Get your discounted pass now.... Read the rest