Holiday Service Over New Year’s Weekend – County Connection

Holiday Service Over New Year’s Weekend

County Connection will operate weekend bus service (300 series routes) on Friday, December 31st. There will be no bus service on Saturday, January 1, 2011. Make your travel plans accordingly.

3 thoughts on “Holiday Service Over New Year’s Weekend

  • Will the Walnut Creek FREE Trolley still operate on extended service Friday, December 31, with the last bus leaving Broadway Plaza at 10:00 PM? This service could avoid some DUIs.

  • My fingers were painfully cold and my body was very cold also as I bicycled today Alamo-Danville and back because County Connection was not on weekday schedule. Posted notice on your Website 2 days beforehand is not nearly enough time to adjust, I had no idea as I stood outside for 15 min. for bus that had a 2 hr. gap in mid-day.

    • Several comments regarding the holiday service posting, so I’ll make a group comment. First off – sorry for the inconveniences. County Connection has never run service on New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, or Christmas Day. Of these holidays, 4th of July, Christmas and New Year’s are celebrated on the actual date, which means, when the holiday falls on a weekend, we operate weekend service on the Friday or Monday. We’ve been doing this for a number of years.

      The holiday service schedule is published in the schedules. I’ll check them because it sounds like there could be some old schedules in circulation – NOT GOOD! The holiday schedule was also posted on the website beginning 12/12/10, on the buses, and provided to the Contra Costa Times for publication in the “What’s Open” listings. To our frustration, they printed the incorrect service information over the Christmas weekend, but got it correct for the New Year’s weekend. We wish we had financial ability and the ridership demand to provide holiday service, but the harsh reality is that we don’t.

      Looking forward, next year Christmas and New Years fall on a Sunday, so we will not operate any service on either Sundays, and a weekend schedule on both Mondays.

      Mary Burdick

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