Several Bus Schedules Change Effective 8/21/11

Several bus routes in the County Connection system will undergo changes effective Sunday, August 21, 2012. The schedule changes are made to accommodate passenger requests, changing school bell times, as well as changing traffic conditions. The new schedules are available now by contacting Customer Service at 925-676-7500, and will be distributed to BART stations, City Offices, libraries, and hospitals beginning August 16th. Changes will be posted on the agency website, www.cccta.org August 20th. For immediate schedule information, please call Customer Service at 676-7600.

 Changes To Weekday Schedules

  • Routes 2 and 5
    • The schedules will be rewritten affecting all trips.
  • Route 4
    • The weekday schedule will be rewritten. Service is less frequent in the early morning before downtown businesses open, to allow for later evening service. The last bus leaving Walnut Creek BART is at 9:15 PM, and the last bus leaving the fountain at the Broadway Plaza is at 9:30 PM.
  • Route 6L
    • The three trips provided on the 6L will be incorporated into the Route 6 timetable. The times will not change… just how they appear in the schedule.
  • Route 17
    • The trip leaving North Concord BART at 6:45 AM will leave at 6:47 AM.
    • With the closing of Glenbrook, the two school day only trips leaving North Concord BART at 1:27 PM and 2:40 PM will be removed.
    • Running times on the trip leaving North Concord BART at 2:45 will be adjusted.
  • Route 21
    • A trip will be added leaving Walnut Creek BART at 4:00 PM, and the San Ramon Transit Center at 5:00 PM.
  • Route 250
    • Thursday through Sunday evening service will resume on Thursday, August 25th, operating between Lafayette BART and Saint Mary’s College via Moraga Rd. This service is provided with a LINK paratransit van and is open to the public

 Changes to 600 Series Routes

  • Route 607
    • All trips are removed
  • Route 609
    • The trip leaving Walnut Creek BART at 7:20 AM will be removed.
    • The trip leaving Oak Grove/Cedro at 2:45 PM will be removed.
  • Route 611, 613, 616, 619 and 623
    • The trip leaving Minert/Weaver at 2:50 PM will leave at 2:20 PM.
  • Route 623
    • Extended route to Camino Tassajara and Lusitano, adding a new time point and adjusted times.

 Changes to Weekend Routes

  • Route 314
    • To ease directional confusion at the Concord BART station, the service will be split much like the current service on Rts. 10 and 20. The portion between Concord BART and Clayton Rd/Kirker Pass will be designated as Rt. 310, and the portion between Concord BART and DVC will remain as the Rt. 314. However, no time changes will take place, and passengers traveling through the Concord BART station will not have to change buses.
  • Route 321
    • All Saturday and Sunday running times will be adjusted.

 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 www.cccta.org for more information.

21 thoughts on “Several Bus Schedules Change Effective 8/21/11

  • As of 9:30am today, the new Route 2,4,5,21, 600s, and 321 Maps and Schedules were stocked at WC City Hall. There was a new Route 7 as well, which clarifies some comfusion about clockwise and counter-clockwise trips.
    No Route Maps were changed, although a different Route Map was printed for the Route 4 Free Trolley, similar to the Route Map in the WC DBA Directory. Unfortunately, this map doesn’t show Trolley stops nothe of Civic Drive.

    • That’s “north of Civic Drive.” Why not change one of the Route 7 directions to unused Route numbers 3 or 8, to further avoid confusion?
      There’s a WC Transportation Commission meeting tonight at 7pm.
      The draft WC Climate Action Plan is now on http://www.walnut-creek.org .

  • re 321

    I hope you’re not making trips LESS FREQUENT. I depend on this route to do my grocery shopping. With this HOT WEATHER – it makes it very uncomfortable having to wait so long to come home from shopping if times are spread out more than an hour.

    Thanks
    barbara

  • Route 5

    I have a bad knee and use the Route 5 bus to do grocery shopping. Without it, I would have to use a cab. Please keep that in mind when scheduling.

    Thanks
    barbara

  • On July 1, 2011, Vallejo Transit and Benicia Breeze merged to form
    Solano County Transit (SolTrans), saving over $1 million annually.

    Why wasn’t this noted under “Transfers” in the new Route Maps and Schedules?

    Are there any merger discussions between CCCTA and Tri Delta Transit or WestCat, for example?

    • I know this is after the fact. There were some technical problems…Web schedule changes went through by late Monday morning, but the trip planner took a couple more days. Thanks for patience.

  • Is it possible to add a bus stop closer to Palos Verde mall? I work at the Stratford and rely on the bus system. The last bus stop lets me off at Putnum, and that’s quite a walk to work. Just a thought…

    • I’ll pass this on to our planning department. You may recall, we used to have a bus route that went out there, but was cut several years ago due to poor ridership. Hopefully the economy will steadily grow (spend your tax dollars in Contra Costa), that’s what we need in order to consider any kind of service expansion.

  • We have gotten a bus bench with 2 middle arms at Stop No. 1805 donated by the Central Contra Costa Solid Waste Authority, and transported and installed by the City of Walnut Creek, thanks to Rafat Raie.
    When will the placard for this Stop be changed to correspond to the above changes in Routes 2 and 21?

  • The new Route 4 FREE Trolley placards with maps at each Trolley stop are a GREAT marketing tool. Could other placards include small maps when a Route schedule is changed in the future? I think the maps could serve to attract first-time riders.

  • Mary, I’ve noticed a reluctance of riders to comment on news unless some other rider has commented first. If this is your observation as well and you wish to encourage constructive comments, you may wish to get someone (besides me) to make the first comment.

  • There was no Trolley in the Walnut Festival Parade this year. This was the 1st year the Parade was televised live on WCTV.

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