Two New 2-For-1 Offers

Now through June 30, 2013 commuters can apply for either a free Value Express Monthly bus pass, or a free 20-Ride Commuter Card when you purchase one of the passes.

The East Bay Value Express Monthly pass is good for unlimited rides on any County Connection Express bus route (90 series bus routes). The pass is also accepted on Tri Delta Transit, Wheels, and WestCAT fixed route buses.

The Commuter Card is  designed for those using BART and the bus in their commute, and is good for 20 bus fares and 20 BART transfer fares.

This special offer is sponsored by 511 Contra Costa is is valid through June 30, 2013. One free pass per household. Return the appropriate application with your payment to:

County Connection – Pass Sales,  2477 Arnold Industrial Way, Concord, CA 94520

CCCTA Express Monthly BOGO Application

CCCTA Commuter Card BOGO Application

County Connection and Amtrak – All Aboard

County Connection has teamed up with Amtrak to accept the Amtrak train transfers for the San Joaquin and Pacific Surfliner trains as full fare payment on the buses. The San Joaquin route travels the Central Valley communities of Stockton, Fresno, and Bakersfield, and the Pacific Surfliner route travels to Santa Barbara.

Train conductors will provide a two-part transfer for passengers upon request. The transfer allows the rider to board buses of any partner agency for free. The transfer slips are valid for two days – the day of issue, and the following day.

County Connection has five weekday bus routes that serve the Martinez Amtrak station: Route 16, Route 18, Route 19, Route 28, and Route 98. For route and schedule information call Customer service at 925-676-7500 or visit www.cccta.org.

 

Public Hearing – Proposed Routing Change

Proposed Routing Change To Route 622

The Central Contra Costa Transit Authority (County Connection) is proposing to change its Route 622, which operates one run per day on school days only. This proposal re-routes and adds a bus stop on the 622 to serve Tahiti Dr. rather than staying on Crow Canyon Rd. The new stop would be located on Tahiti Dr. north of Bahama Ct. and would be served around 3:15pm on school days.

Currently those seeking to access this neighborhood would have to walk long distances in unsafe conditions. The two nearest stops, highlighted on the map, are located at Alcosta Blvd. @ Woodland Dr. and Crow Canyon Rd. @ Canyon Crest Dr. Both CCCTA and the City of San Ramon support this change.

This routing change, if supported, would go into effect March 18, 2012.

San Ramon Community Center

12501 Alcosta Blvd. – Alcosta Room

Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at 5:30 PM

The public is invited to attend the public hearing to comment on any aspect of this proposed change. Those unable to attend the public hearings are encouraged to submit comments in writing to: The County Connection, Director of Finance, 2477 Arnold Industrial Way, Concord, CA 94520 or email to bowron@cccta.org

proposed 622 map

proposed 622 map

Meet Jennifer-October Passenger of the Month

Jennifer is a relative newcomer to County Connection.  When her car broke down a while back she found that she HAD to use the bus and BART to get to her job in Oakland. Much
to her surprise, she found it convenient, reliable, and relaxing, and has continued to use the public transit system for her daily commute.

“The drivers are really nice and helpful. I’ve gotten to know several of them as they rotate between the different bus routes, and they are all very professional, but friendly at the same time.” With a bus stop very near her home, she finds her daily routine to be seamless, and most important –reliable. “The buses are always on time, which makes my commute much morepredictable than when I was driving.”

Not only is Jennifer saving money each month, but her “fear factor” is reduced. She’s interested in using transit systems in other parts of the Bay Area to minimize her reliance on a car.

Another side benefit is that she’s made a very good friend – who turns out to be a neighbor. They both take the bus to get to and from BART and soon found they had a lot in common. “Saving money, cutting down my carbon footprint, a great friend – my car breaking down wasn’t such a bad deal after all!”

Thank you Jennifer, for being such a great spokesperson.

 

No Bus Service on Labor Day – 9/5/11

In observation of Labor Day there will be no bus on Monday, September 5, 2011. The holiday schedule for the remainder of the year is as follows:

LABOR DAY, Monday, September 5, 2011-No Service

THANKSGIVING DAY, Thursday, November 24, 2011-No Service

CHRISTMAS DAY, Sunday, December 25, 2011-No Service

CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY, Monday, December 26, 2011-Weekend Service

NEW YEAR’S DAY 2012, Sunday, January 1, 2012-No Service

NEW YEAR’S HOLIDAY 2012, Monday, January 2, 2012-Weekend Service