Next Possible Strike Date – Monday, August 12, 2013
County Connection will maintain service to our local riders, and plans to provide special shuttles to travel into Oakland at Broadway and 20th Street to connect with AC Transit service. County Connection shuttles will operate under the following conditions:
1) COUNTY CONNECTION SHUTTLES WILL OPERATE IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE BART SPECIAL BUS SERVICE, AND
2) THIS ADDITIONAL SERVICE IS CONTINGENT ON THE AVAILABILITY OF OPERATORS
AM Shuttle Departures
Concord BART to Downtown Oakland – 5:15, 6:15, and 7:15
Downtown Oakland to Walnut Creek BART – 6:15, and7:15
County Connection PM Shuttle Departures
Walnut Creek BART to Downtown Oakland – 4:15 and 6:15 PM
Downtown Oakland to Concord BART – 5:15, 6:15, and 7:15 PM
The number of buses, and departure times will be confirmed each evening. Riders are urged to check this web page after 6:30 PM the prior evening.
BART will operate charter bus service from the Concord, Walnut Creek and Dublin BART stations beginning at 5:30 AM. More information on this service can be found at http://alert.511.org/
Due to anticipated traffic delays on freeways and surface streets our local service may be delayed. County Connection riders can get real time arrival predictions from Bus Tracker, the program recently introduced that provides real time arrival predictions for any fixed-route bus route in the system. Because the buses will not be going into the BART stations, predictions for arrivals at the temporary stops will not be available-riders should request predictions to the regular stop(s) nearest the BART station. Arrival predictions for buses providing the special shuttle service will not be available since these are not regularly scheduled fixed-route services.
In the event of a BART strike County Connection will set up temporary bus stops on perimeter streets outside the BART stations as shown below.
Commuters are urged to plan ahead and consider altering work schedules, carpooling, or telecommuting. The Metropolitan Transportation Commission has established a web page alert.511.org to keep commuters up to date on BART strike activity, traffic conditions, casual carpool pick-up locations, BART bus service options, and other transit and ridesharing options.