Service Bulletin: Service to Schools (600 Series)

On March 16, 2020, Contra Costa County issued a Shelter in Place (SIP) Order. Since then, County Connection has continuously adjusted service in response to the needs of essential services and their workers. These efforts require significant coordination and time in order to implement an effective service profile that meets various demands. The 600 series, which is County Connection’s service to schools, was halted with the issuance of the SIP order last March. Since then, many schools districts have adopted hybrid schedules with little to no communication with the County Connection. Thus far, County Connection has not received any definitive information on actual start dates for schools typically served by our 600 series.

In order for County Connection to effectively plan for the potential re-introduction of our 600 series routes we require the following information:

  • School Schedules – days of the week schools are open/bell-times
  • Academic Calendars- including early-outs/late-in’s and holidays
  • Additional information regarding your process of re-entering the classroom that may have an impact on student transportation (i.e. blended hybrid learning model, percentage of student body allowed on campus and potential distance learning days)

Federal Regulations prohibit public transit operators from operating exclusive “school bus” type service. This means that all service provided to and for students must not only be available to the general public but must be published in our printed schedules. If we do not comply with these regulations, we are in danger of being sanctioned by the FTA, up to and including loss of funding. This process generally requires two months to develop, publish and disseminate appropriate public schedules as well as create the necessary work assignments.

For the remainder of the 2021 school year County Connection must maintain a six-foot physical distance protocol on all buses.  This means we can only allow 10 to 12 individuals on a bus as opposed to the typical 50 to 60 passengers a 600 series route carries. It would take five times as many buses and at least 30 additional operators to move the pre-COVID student demand with the new physical distancing protocols. 

As we look forward to this coming Fall, we will be working with the county to enhance our vehicle load capacity with the goal of meeting the expected student demand for the 2022 school calendar year. For additional information regarding County Connection’s response to COVID-19 and protocols please refer to the following link at:

Despite our limitation with providing the 600 series service, we continue to operate regular service within close proximity to many schools in our service area. We encourage everyone to visit our maps and schedule page for more information on existing service. Our customer service staff is available to assist with trip planning and/or answer any other questions regarding our service. For inquiries, please call 925-676-7500 or email

2020/2021 School Schedules

Due to COVID-19, 600-series school route schedules are subject to change. Check this page regularly for updates.

Last updated: 8/3/2020

600-series routes will not operate while schools are closed

600-series school routes will not operate until schools reopen for in-person instruction. Please visit the school district websites below for updates.

Summary of Changes

Schedule times on most routes have been adjusted due to bell time changes or to improve on-time performance. In addition, the following routes have been modified:

  • Route 612: Rerouted from Ayers/Kirker Pass to Clayton Rd
  • Route 614: Eliminated (alternate service on Route 612)
  • Route 635: Removed route segment along Camino Tassajara

2020/2021 Schedules

2019/2020 School Schedules

It’s time to start thinking about heading back to school!

Find schedules for our 600 series school routes for the 2019/2020 school year below. Note that schedule times on routes may have been adjusted due to bell time changes or to improve on-time performance.

Don’t forget – our Summer Youth Pass is good until the end of August! Get yours for only $35

Lamorinda School Districts

Acalanes Union High School District

Route 603: Lafayette BART – Saint Mary’s College – Campolindo High

Route 606: Orinda BART – Miramonte High  –  Orinda Intermediate  –  Lafayette BART

Route 625: Lafayette BART – Happy Valley Rd – Acalanes High

Lafayette School District

Route 626: Lafayette BART – Stanley Middle School – Saint Mary’s College

Orinda Union School District

Route 606: Orinda BART – Miramonte High  –  Orinda Intermediate  –  Lafayette BART

Mt. Diablo School District

Route 608: VA Clinic – College Park High – Valley View Middle – DVC

Route 611: Concord BART – Oak Grove Rd – Oak Grove Middle

Route 612: Concord BART – Clayton Rd – Concord Blvd – Pine Hollow Middle

Route 613: Oak Grove Middle – Oak Grove Rd – Detroit Ave – Concord BART

Route 614: Pine Hollow Middle – Clayton Rd – Concord BART

Route 615: Concord High – Olympic High – El Dorado Middle – Concord BART

Route 616: Concord BART – Monument Blvd – Oak Grove Rd – Oak Grove Middle

Route 619: Oak Grove Middle – Pleasant Hill BART

San Ramon Valley Unified School District

Route 622: Pine Valley Middle – California High – Crow Canyon Rd

Route 623: Alamo Plaza – Monte Vista High – Camino Tassajara – Crow Canyon Rd

Route 635: Windemere Ranch – Gale Ranch Middle – Dougherty Valley High – Camino Tassajara

Route 636: Iron Horse Middle – Bollinger Canyon Rd – California High – Pine Valley Middle – Dublin/Pleasanton BART

Walnut Creek School District

Route 601: Walnut Creek BART – Rossmoor – Walnut Creek Intermediate

Route 602: Walnut Blvd – Trotter Way – Walnut Creek BART – Walnut Creek Intermediate

Route 605: Creekside Dr – Walnut Creek Intermediate

2019 Summer Youth Pass

2019 Summer Youth Pass
Unlimited Bus Rides
June 1 to August 31, 2019
Ages 6–18
Only $35*

The Summer Youth Pass is the perfect way for youth riders to get around Contra Costa County during the summer. Passholders can take unlimited rides on County Connection, Tri Delta Transit, and WestCAT local and express buses for an affordable, discounted price.

Retail Locations

You can purchase a Summer Youth Pass online or in person by visiting County Connection, Tri Delta Transit, or WestCAT’s sales offices.

County Connection
2477 Arnold Industrial Way, Concord
Mon-Fri: 8:00am – 5:00pm

Tri Delta Transit
801 Wilbur Ave, Antioch
Mon-Thurs: 7:00am – 6:00pm
Fri: 8:00 am – 5:00pm

601 Walter Ave, Pinole
Mon-Fri: 7:30am – 6:00pm

Mail Order

Prefer to pay by check but can’t make it to one of the locations above? Download a mail order form below:


Click here for answers to some Frequently Asked Questions.

Have More Questions or Need Help?
Phone: (925) 322-0365

Program Rules:

Summer Youth Passes are valid on local and express routes operated by County Connection, Tri Delta Transit, and WestCAT. Not valid on Paratransit and Transbay services.

*Actual pass price $60. Advertised $35 price reflects a $25 supplement per pass provided by 511 Contra Costa. Passes receiving the 511 Contra Costa supplement are limited in quantity and available only while supplies last.

The 511 Contra Costa supplement is available to 6-18 year olds who reside, work, or attend school in Contra Costa County only. Proof of eligibility may be required. Limit five (5) passes per household.

Summer Youth Passes are Non-Refundable. No refunds shall be made for purchased passes. Lost or stolen passes shall not be replaced.

Summer Youth Passes Available Now

Once again County Connection will sell 20-Ride bus passes for youth ages 6-18 for just $15. The passes are valid June 10 through Sept. 30, 2017 and can be purchased at various locations throughout the service area. Staff is currently distributing the passes, so call first to make sure the location near you is fully stocked.

The deeply discounted summer pass allows youths to safely get around to all their favorite locations during the summer months. Happy riding!