Express Bus Fare Reminder

Remember….beginning Monday, Jan. 3, 2011, passengers boarding County Connection Express buses with either the East Bay Value Pass, an adult/youth 12-Ride punch pass, or a 20-Ride commuter card will need to put an additional twenty five cents in the farebox.

Express Routes include Rts. 91X, 92X, 93X, 95X, 96X, 97X, and 98X

Food Drive Results Are In

County Connection bus passengers donated 1,045 pounds of food during the annual food drive which took place for 12 days beginning Monday, December 6th.  All food donations benefit the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano Counties. Our passengers are the best – you always come through. Thank you, and Happy, Healthy, New Year!

Several Bus Schedules Change December 26th

Changes To Several Bus Routes Effective Sunday, December 26, 2010

 Concord, Calif. – Several bus routes in the County Connection system will undergo changes effective Sunday, December 26, 2010. New schedules will be posted on the agency website, by December 17, and will be available at BART stations, City Offices, libraries, and hospitals beginning December 20th. For immediate schedule information, please call Customer Service at 676-7600.

 Changes To Weekday Schedules

Route 16 

  • The trip leaving Crescent Dr. towards Concord BART at 4:22 a.m. is removed. 
  • The trip leaving Concord BART towards Crescent Dr. at 5:02 a.m. is removed.

Route 18 

  • The trip leaving Amtrak at 1:40 p.m. adjusts to leave 3 minutes later affecting all time pointson this trip. 
  • A new trip is added leaving Amtrak at 2:36 p.m.
  • The trip leaving Pleasant Hill BART at 1:50 p.m. adjusts 15 minutes earlier affecting all time points on this trip. 
  • A new trip leaves Pleasant Hill BART at 2:05 p.m.

Route 25  New routing and schedule.

 Changes to 600 Series Routes

Route 636 

  • The trip leaving San Ramon Transit Center at 2:00 p.m. adjusts to leave 6 minutes later affecting all time points on this trip.

 Changes to Express Routes

  • Route 96X  Minor time adjustments.  Check schedule.
  • Route 97X  Minor time adjustments.  Check schedule.
  • Route 98X  New schedule.

 Changes to Weekend Routes

Route 311 

  • The trip leaving Walnut Creek BART at 5:58 p.m. adjusts affecting all time points on this trip.

 County Connection operates a fleet of 29 ft., 35 ft., and 40 ft. fully accessible fixed-route buses, and a fleet of 63 paratransit vehicles.  For specific schedule information, please call Customer Service 676-7500 or visit for more information.

Revised Detour In Martinez On Dec. 3rd ONLY For Rt. 16 & 98X

Alhambra Avenue and Jones Street will be closed at 6:20 p.m. and will open after the last person leaves City Hall (1 block up at Alhambra Avenue and Henrietta). 

 The parade route is Alhambra Avenue, north to Main Street, right on Main and left on Estudillo.

Based on previous years, the parade should finish around 7:00 p.m.

Follow regular route to Alhambra Ave. and after you pass the hospital:

R       Brown St.

L       Castro St.

R       Ward St.

L       Court St.

L       Escobar Street

R       Estudillo Street to end.

L       AMTRAK service road to stops.

 16 & 98X from AMTRAK to BART will not be affected. Use current detour.