Imagine the Possibilities

The INNOVATE 680 Program originated with one simple wish: a connected corridor that would move people faster and better. Imagine never being stuck in traffic again, never missing another youth soccer game due to a slow commute, or never having to miss a doctor’s appointment due to limited travel options. What if, in addition to more predictability in your travel time, you gained extra time each day to do the things important to you?

CCTA has a plan for that.

Our congestion management plan for I-680 consists of six projects, that when operating together, will maximize efficiency in the corridor. Alleviating congestion in Contra Costa County does not have a one-size-fits-all solution; any congestion management strategy for the corridor must consider upgrades to the existing infrastructure. On the project pages provided here, you can read how each of the six projects will improve congestion and provide more mobility options to travelers on and along the I-680 corridor.

Our ultimate goal is to provide a new set of easy-to-use options and tools that will improve mobility for everyone and encourage travelers to move toward shared modes. More specifically, we expect the following benefits to be enjoyed throughout all Contra Costa communities:

How We Travel

As a part of the INNOVATE 680 program, we’re taking a deep dive into how Contra Costa residents think about travel. We’re conducting a comprehensive behavior science study that will help us design projects that excite and inspire all travelers. As part of this research, we are learning some fun facts about transportation both here in Contra Costa, and around the world.


Summary of Results
CCTA recently conducted a transportation habit survey and we are now pleased to share the results of this effort. Our team designed this survey to better understand how you and your neighbors get around within the I-680 corridor to provide helpful information to the INNOVATE 680 program and its series of six projects. For a look at how your responses are guiding projects and programs at the Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA), we’ve prepared a brief summary of the survey results. You can view a PDF of the summary by clicking the button below or watch a comprehensive presentation given at the May 2021 CCTA Board Meeting.
50% of non-transit users are willing to give the public bus a try
Part-Time Transit Lanes have been in operation for years in New Jersey, Ohio, Florida, Illinois, Minnesota, Georgia, and North Carolina.
5 - 10 minutes. The amount of time national research has shown that people are willing to spend walking to transit