Proposed Continuation of Monument Free Program

Notice of Public Hearing

The Central Contra Costa Transit Authority (County Connection) will hold a public hearing to gather comment on the proposed continuation of a pilot program offering free rides on weekday Routes 11, 14, and 16, as long as funding remains available for the program through the Low Carbon Transit Operations Program (LCTOP) or another similar funding source. These routes serve low-income communities along the Monument Corridor and connect from Concord BART to various destinations in Martinez, Pleasant Hill, and Walnut Creek, including BART stations, Martinez Amtrak and Contra Costa Regional Medical Center.

Comments can be submitted in writing via mail, email, or online, or at the scheduled public hearing. Written comments must be received by March 11, 2020.

How to Comment

  • In writing to:
    Director of Planning & Marketing
    2477 Arnold Industrial Way
    Concord, CA 94520
  • At the public hearing:
    Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 9:00 am
    County Connection Board Room
    2477 Arnold Industrial Way
    Concord, CA 94520

It is anticipated that the Board of Directors will take action on the proposed fare program at their regular meeting scheduled for March 19, 2020, following the public hearing.

1 thought on “Proposed Continuation of Monument Free Program

  • Please continue to fund this program. Our family of 6 is lower income and we have not had a car for 5 years. We live 1 mile from North Concord BART. We use Bus 11 from Pleasant Hill BART (and back) every Wednesday to go to Trader Joe’s and Flying Colors Comics. We also use it to go to orthodontic appointments at Treat & Oak Grove as well. We use both Bus 14 & 16 to go to Costco from Concord BART. When the free rides first started, we were still using cash which was prohibitively expensive. We now have Clipper cards and while that does help with the expense, the additional savings by having these buses be free helps our family quite a bit.

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