Due to COVID-19, many transit agencies throughout the Bay Area face varying degrees of financial uncertainty and must evaluate cost-cutting measures in order to remain financially viable. These are tough decisions and we want your input.
County Connection will conduct virtual meetings in the coming months to inform the public of potential service cuts. The first meeting will provide a general overview of the impact COVID-19 has had on funding levels, the current service profile and three scenarios for potential service reductions. This meeting is scheduled via Zoom on December 1st at 5pm. Subsequent public hearings are scheduled in January.
Please check this webpage on a regular basis to stay informed.
Three service reduction scenarios have been developed with incremental service cuts that would result in cost reductions of $3, $5, and $7 million annually. The selection of the scenario will depend on future financial projections.
Elimination of Routes
Reduction in Hours
Reduction in Annual Costs
Scenario 1 (changes from pre-COVID service)
4, 5, 6, 7, 27, 35, 92X, 95X, 96X
6, 28, 92X
Scenario 2 (changes in addition to Scenario 1)
15, 17, 93X, 98X, 99X
91X, 97X, 315
Scenario 3 (changes in addition to Scenarios 1 & 2)
Route 28 – extend to Concord BART, reroute from Arnold/Center to Muir Rd
Route 35 – eliminate Crow Canyon loop (New change since December webinar)
Route 92X – simplify routing through Bishop Ranch to remove stops at BR15 and Bishop/Sunset
Scenario 3 Map
December 1, 2020
December 2020 – January 2021
Refine plan details
Hold public hearings and gather public comment
February 18, 2021
Summary of comments and draft recommendation to Board for feedback
March 18, 2021
Final recommendation and Title VI Equity Analysis to Board for potential approval
Summer 2021 (or later)
Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at 5:00 pm
Members of the public are encouraged to participate remotely via Zoom at the following link or phone number. Members of the public participating by Zoom wishing to speak should use the “raise hand” feature or dial *9. In order to get the full Zoom experience, please make sure your application is up to date.
County Connection will hold four (4) public hearings to gather comments on potential service cuts. The public hearings will review three (3) proposed service reduction scenarios, and each public hearing will focus on a different region of County Connection’s service area.
Comments can be submitted in writing via mail, email, or online, or at one of the scheduled public hearings. Written comments must be received by January 22, 2021. It is anticipated that the Board of Directors will take action on the proposed service changes no later than March 18, 2021.
Core Service Area – Clayton, Concord, Pleasant Hill, Walnut Creek Tuesday, January 5, 2021, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Web link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82806333877 By phone: 408-638-0968 (Meeting ID: 828 0633 3877)
Winter service changes will take effect starting Sunday, November 17, 2019, and will include major schedule and routing changes to routes serving Bishop Ranch (Routes 92X, 95X, 96X, and 97X), as well as minor schedule changes on Routes 1, 9, and 93X.
Summary of Changes
10 min peak frequency from Walnut Creek to Bishop Ranch, see Routes 95X & 96X
Reduction in service on Route 97X (3 fewer AM trips, 1 less PM trip)
Stops at Chevron, BR 3, & BR 6 will no longer be served. BR 7 will no longer be served by Routes 95X, 96X, & 97X.
New weekend Route 335 will begin service on Sunday, August 11, 2019. Ride for FREE through the end of September 2019!
This new route will serve the San Ramon Transit Center, Bollinger Canyon Rd, Dougherty Rd, and Dublin/Pleasanton BART on Saturdays and Sundays. The route will operate hourly between 8:00 am and 7:00 pm. Trips will be interlined with Route 321, meaning passengers can stay on the bus to continue on to Danville, Alamo, and Walnut Creek BART.
Try it out for FREE through the end of September 2019! Free rides sponsored by 511 Contra Costa.