Public Workshops in September for #25 re-route and #98X elimination
The Central Contra Costa Transit Authority will be conducting two public workshops to receive comment on re-routing the #25 (Lafayette BART to Walnut Creek BART via Mt. Diablo Blvd.) to attract more riders, and eliminating the #98X (Walnut Creek BART to Martinez via #680) as funding support dictates higher ridership.
Workshops will be held at the Lafayette Chamber of Commere, located at 100 Lafayette Circle, #103, on Thursday, September 30, 2010 between the hours of 4pm and 6pm, and at the City of Martinez Council Chambers, located at 525 Henrietta St., on Tuesday, September 28, 2010 between the hours of 4pm and 6pm.
Route #25: Various route alternatives will be discussed to attract more riders to the route #25 including running the bus on local streets between Pleasant Hill Road and the Walnut Creek BART station. One option being considered would use Old Tunnel Road, Saranap and Boulevard Way. Another option would use Olympic Blvd.
Route #98X: Funding for this route has been from bridge toll revenues and MTC requires a 20% farebox ratio (20% of the operating cost must be paid by the fares). This is not being met and therefore funding of the route will no longer be available. For this reason the CCCTA is proposing to eliminate the route. All the destinations on this route can be accessed using other local CCCTA routes.
Those unable to attend the public hearings are encouraged to submit comments in writing to: The County Connection, Director of Planning, 2477 Arnold Industrial Way, Concord, CA. or Muzzini@cccta.org.