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Posted on: March 24, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Learn How You Can Help Shape the Future of West County Transportation!

Is getting around West County getting harder? Is traffic on I-80 at every hour of the day getting you down? If you’re interested in helping us design public transportation that works for you, join us at a community workshop to help shape the future of transit in West County.

The West Contra Costa Transportation Advisory Committee (WCCTAC) is hosting a series of community workshops and an online survey to develop realistic public transportation alternatives to driving and commuting on congested roadways. Do you live in Richmond and want an express bus to see your family in Oakland? Do you live in Hercules and want BART to get you into San Francisco on workdays? These are just some of the options being considered, but we need your input to decide which ones will move one step closer to reality. If you live, work, or travel anywhere in West County and are interested in expanding your transportation options, we want to hear from you! Attend the workshop closest to you or the one that works best for your schedule (the same information will be provided at each workshop). Attendees will have a chance to win pre-loaded Clipper Cards from!

West County Community Workshops:

Tuesday, April 12
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
San Pablo City Council Chambers
13831 San Pablo Avenue, San Pablo

Wednesday, April 13
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Pinole City Council Chambers
2131 Pear Street, Pinole

Thursday, April 14
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Richmond City Council Chambers
440 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond

If you can’t make it to one of the workshops, we still want to hear your opinion. One week before the April meetings, we’ll post a brief survey to learn more about your preferred travel methods and favorite destinations at Using your input, we’ll determine which transit options will make it to the next stage, and we plan to have a second round of workshops in the fall to find out what you think.

This is your chance to help shape the future of West County transportation. Get involved and make sure your voice is heard!

San Pablo is proud to be a key partner in the West County High-Capacity Transit Study. This Study will evaluate public transportation options and identify funding opportunities to expand transit service and access for the more than 250,000 residents of west Contra Costa County. The Study’s final proposal will identify one or more projects to improve the quality and effectiveness of transit in West County, expand alternatives to driving on congested streets and highways, and improve regional air quality.

In addition to taking a fresh look at the origins and destinations of people who live or work in West County, the Study will also examine how to encourage transit use and improve service to underserved communities.

The Study is sponsored by the West Contra Costa Transportation Advisory Committee (WCCTAC), the Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA), the Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART), and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC). Other key partners include the Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District (AC Transit), the Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority (CCJPA/Amtrak), the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), and the Western Contra Costa Transit Authority (WestCAT).

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