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Faster.

Cleaner.

Greener.

Faster. Cleaner. Greener.

Contra Costa is a county as unique and diverse as its residents. From cities to waterfronts, from farmland to historic landmarks, our communities stretch from the Richmond coastline to Discovery Bay, from Port Chicago to the San Ramon Valley, and from Mount Diablo to Crockett Hills. Whether you take a car, a bus, a train, a bike or your own two feet, efficient and safe transportation is important for everyone in our community!  The Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) is putting together a plan for the next thirty-five years of transportation in our county, and we want to know what’s important to you! Please take our survey, or share your thoughts at an upcoming community event or Authority Board Meeting.

CCTA has developed a draft 2020 Transportation Expenditure Plan (TEP) with every community member in mind. From Brentwood to Orinda, we’re reaching out to drivers, walkers, bikers and bus-takers to learn where the roads need fixing, where the bus routes should connect, where to modernize our roads and transit systems with new technology, and how to better serve the underserved. 

This plan outlines a vision for improving the way we move through Contra Costa County and here’s a glimpse into the categories of investments CCTA is considering:

  • Improve State Route 242, Highway 4 and eBART Corridor
  • Modernize I-680, Highway 24, and BART Corridor
  • Enhance I-80, I-580, and BART Corridor
  • Make Countywide Improvements that Enhance our Communities 

Local Dollars Spent Locally

For any of life’s big projects, it’s important to have a plan, especially when it involves choosing how to spend your money. It feels good to make decisions that will not only benefit you today, but that will continue to serve you tomorrow. It is the CCTA’s job to use the county’s transportation funds in the most efficient way we can, using local dollars on local projects. We support projects that reduce traffic congestion, improve our roads, provide reliable and convenient public transit, and improve our environment.  

In order to satisfy all of the county’s transportation needs, it’s important that we use our budget with a thoughtful plan. That is why we created the 2020 Transportation Expenditure Plan (TEP).

The county is unable to fund any new major projects to address pressing mobility needs without a new plan. The 2020 TEP was designed to pick up where our old voter-passed funding measures will have left off. The plan will ensure that Contra Costa County will continue to receive new and much-needed transportation improvements in every region of the county.

Imagine the Possibilities

What if every trip you took was faster, cleaner, and greener? CCTA is developing a plan to help make this happen.

Contra Costa County’s population is expanding, the number of people older than 65 is increasing, and the demand on our roads and highways is intensifying. CCTA has developed a 35-year Transportation Expenditure Plan (TEP) that is specifically designed to maintain and support our infrastructure in a way that is smart and sustainable, and to accommodate the diverse and growing needs of our county. Just a few of key goals of this plan are to: 

  • Smooth traffic flow
  • Improve transit options 
  • Provide cleaner BART stations and train cars
  • Reduce emissions and improve air quality 
  • Increase bicycle lanes and walking paths

We’d love to hear what’s important to you!

Other Opportunities to Share Your Thoughts

The TEP would not exist without community involvement. Please visit us at any of the events below to take our survey and tell us about transportation needs in your neighborhood.  BOARD MEETINGS All meetings are held in CCTA’s Board Room (Suite 110), located at 2999 Oak Road in Walnut Creek. 
  • August 7, 2019 at 6:00 PM COMPLETE
  • August 14, 2019 at 6:00 PM COMPLETE
  • August 21, 2019 at 6:00 PM COMPLETE
  • September 18, 2019 at 6:00 PM COMPLETE
  • October 16, 2019 at 6:00 PM
  • October 30, 2019 at 6:00 PM
CITY COUNCIL SCHEDULE Please check your city website for meeting location. 
  • Hurcles – September 10, 2019 at 7:00 PM COMPLETE
  • Clayton – September 17, 2019 at 7:00 PM COMPLETE
  • Walnut Creek – September 17, 2019 at 6:00 PM COMPLETE
  • Lafayette – September 23 2019 at 7:00 PM COMPLETE
  • Brentwood – September 24 2019 at 7:00 PM COMPLETE
  • Contra Costa County – September 24 2019 at 9:00 AM COMPLETE
  • Danville – October 01, 2019 at 7:30 PM COMPLETE
  • El Cerrito – October 01, 2019 at 7:00 PM COMPLETE
  • Pinole – October 01, 2019 at 6:00 PM COMPLETE
  • Martinez – October 02, 2019 at 7:00 PM COMPLETE
  • Pleasant Hill – October 07, 2019 at 7:00 PM COMPLETE
  • Oakley – October 08, 2019 at 6:30 PM COMPLETE
  • San Ramon – October 08, 2019 at 6:30 PM COMPLETE
  • Moraga – October 10, 2019 at 7:00 PM
  • Concord – October 15, 2019 at 6:30 PM
  • Orinda – October 15, 2019 at 7:00 PM
  • Pittsburg – October 21, 2019 at 7:00 PM
  • San Pablo – October 21, 2019 at 6:00 PM
  • Antioch – October 22, 2019 at 7:00 PM
  • Richmond – October 22, 2019 at 7:00 PM
NATIONAL NIGHT OUT EVENTS All events are on August 6, 2019
  • Martinez: Les Schwab Tire Center; 3800 Alhambra Ave.; 6–8:30PM COMPLETE
  • Pinole: Fernandez Park, 595 Tennent Ave.; 5–8PM COMPLETE
  • Moraga: Fernwood Dr. & Stafford Rd. (Across from St. Marys Rd.); 6:30–8:30PM COMPLETE
  • Concord: Concord Library, 2900 Salvio St.; 6–8PM COMPLETE
OTHER COMMUNITY EVENTS 
  • Walnut Creek First Wednesday August 7, 2019; 5:30–8:30PM Cyprus St. between Main St. and Locust, Walnut Creek COMPLETE
  • 11th Annual Senior Symposium  August 10, 2019; 8:30AM-12:00PM Acalanes High School, Lafayette COMPLETE
  • Starry Nights in Brentwood Concert August 16, 2019; 7-9:00PM Brentwood City Hall, Brentwood COMPLETE
  • Contra Costa Certified Farmers Market August 18, 2019; 9AM–1PM Locust St. between Cole and Lacassie St., Walnut Creek COMPLETE
  • City of Pittsburg: Music in the Park August 18, 2019; 3PM–5PM Civic Center Lawn, 65 Civic Ave., Pittsburg COMPLETE
  • City of Pleasant Hill: Summer Concert by the Lake August 18, 2019; 4:30PM–7PM City Hall, 100 Gregory Rd. COMPLETE
  • City Center Block Party August 31, 2019; 4PM–7PM City Center Bishop Ranch, 6000 Bollinger Canyon Rd., San Ramon COMPLETE

Completed Telephone Town Halls

Below is a list of completed Telephone Town Halls, along with recordings and transcripts for each. 

07.23.2019, 6-7 PM: Central County Listen to a recording of the meeting in English or en Español. Transcript available in English.

07.31.2019, 6-7 PM: West County Listen to a recording of the meeting in English or en Español. Transcript available in English

08.06.2019, 6-7 PM: Southwest County Listen to a recording of the meeting in English or en Español. Transcript available in English.

08.08.2019,
6-7 PM: East County 
Listen to a recording of the meeting in English or en Español. Transcript available in English.

Give Us Your Thoughts!

A plan is made better with many voices, and we want to hear yours. Your answers to the brief survey below will guide the future of this plan. We look forward to hearing from you!

Survey

The Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) is responsible for maintaining and improving Contra Costa’s transportation system. CCTA works to improve the transportation system by planning and funding key projects, such as the Caldecott Tunnel, Highway 4, and BART system extensions. CCTA also helps maintain local roads, works to combat traffic congestion, and makes Contra Costa safer for cyclists and pedestrians. Our work gets you where you need to go. As we plan for the future, we invite you to take our short survey and share your opinion on transportation.

  • From 2020 to 2050, CCTA hopes to invest approximately $3 billion of transportation sales tax revenue, with a focus on relieving traffic congestion on highways, interchanges, and major roads. Please rate how important relieving traffic congestion on highways, interchanges, and major roads is to you, with 1 star being not very important and 5 stars being very important.
  • CCTA is planning to fund projects at select BART stations to increase safety, security, access, and cleanliness. Please rank each option below by dragging and dropping the items into a list with the most important item at the top.
    • Cleaner BART Stations
    • Improve or replace fare gates to reduce fare evasion
    • Provide more parking near BART stations
    • Creating better access for cyclists and pedestrians to stations
  • CCTA is considering projects to make walking and cycling safer and more enjoyable throughout Contra Costa County, through paved regional trails, street and intersection improvements, and better sidewalks and bike paths. How important is this to you?
  • CCTA is planning to modernize local roads throughout Contra Costa. Please rank each option below in order of importance (starting with the most important):
    • Reducing congestion on major roads
    • Filling potholes for smoother roads
    • Creating safer sidewalks
    • Installing more bike lanes
  • CCTA is considering investing approximately $1 billion to expand convenient and reliable transit service (like buses and shuttles) across the county to make transit travel more convenient and reliable. How would you rate the importance of expanding and improving transit service?
  • In the next 25 years, a third of the population in Contra Costa County will be age 65 and older. Please rate how important it is to you that CCTA invests in more transportation options for seniors and members of our community with disabilities.
  • How would you rate the importance of providing better transportation options for qualified veterans?
  • Air quality in our county could be improved if more people bike, walk, take transit or drive clean air vehicles. How important is it to you that CCTA funds transportation options that will help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve air quality?
  • CCTA supports safe transportation options for students and youth. Please rank each option below in order of importance (starting with the most important):
    • Providing school bus service exclusively for students
    • Safer walking and bicycling paths to schools
    • Free or reduced transit passes for students and young persons
  • Technology is changing the way we move throughout the world and CCTA plans to implement modern systems into Contra Costa’s transportation network to provide seamless connectivity for all travelers. Please rank each option below (starting with the most important):
    • On-demand, guaranteed transit
    • Bike/car/scooter sharing stations
    • Being able to use a single form/type of payment for all transit services in the county
    • Synchronizing traffic signals to smooth traffic flow and give emergency and transit vehicles priority
  • Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us. If you’d like to stay up-to-date about happenings at CCTA, please share your email address:

¡Díganos lo que piensa!

Sus respuestas a esta breve encuesta orientarán el futuro de este plan. ¡Esperamos contar con su participación!

Encuesta

La Autoridad de Transporte de Contra Costa (CCTA por su silga en inglés) se encarga de mantener y mejorar el sistema de transporte de Contra Costa. La CCTA trabaja a fin de mejorar el sistema de transporte mediante la planificación y el financiamiento de proyectos clave, tales como el Túnel Caldecott, la Carretera 4 y las extensiones del sistema BART. La CCTA también colabora en el mantenimiento de caminos locales y trabaja a fin de combatir la congestión del tránsito y hacer de Contra Costa un lugar más seguro para ciclistas y peatones. Nuestro trabajo le permite llegar a donde necesita llegar. Conforme planificamos el futuro, le invitamos a completar nuestra breve encuesta y a compartir su opinión sobre el transporte.

  • Del 2020 al 2050, la CCTA espera invertir aproxima-damente 3 mil millones de dólares de ingresos por concepto de impuestos al transporte, orientados a mitigar la congestión del tránsito en carreteras, intersecciones y caminos principales. Por favor califique qué tan importante es para usted mitigar la congestión del tránsito en carreteras, intersecciones y caminos principales, siendo 1 estrella no muy importante, y 5 estrellas muy importante.
  • La CCTA planea financiar proyectos en estaciones BART selectas a fin de incrementar la seguridad, la protección, el acceso y la limpieza. Por favor clasifique cada opción a continuación arrastrando y colocando los elementos a una lista, con el elemento más importante hasta arriba.
    • Estaciones BART más limpias
    • Mejorar o reemplazar las puertas de ingreso para disminuir la evasión del pago de tarifas
    • Ofrecer más espacio de estacionamiento cerca de las estaciones BART
    • Crear mejor acceso a las estaciones para ciclistas y peatones
  • La CCTA está considerando proyectos para que caminar y andar en bicicleta en todo el Condado de Contra Costa resulte más seguro y agradable, mediante senderos regionales pavimentados, mejoras a calles e intersecciones, y mejores aceras y senderos ciclistas. ¿Qué tan importante es esto para usted?
  • La CCTA está planeando modernizar caminos locales en todo Contra Costa. Por favor clasifique cada opción a continuación en orden de importancia (empezando con la más importante):
    • Reducir la congestión en los caminos principales
    • Rellenar hoyos para caminos más parejos
    • Crear aceras más seguras
    • Instalar más carriles para bicicletas
  • La CCTA está considerando invertir aproximadamente mil millones de dólares para ampliar un servicio de tránsito conveniente y confiable (como autobuses y servicios de enlace o shuttles) a través del condado para que el desplazamiento del tránsito sea más conveniente y confiable. ¿Cómo calificaría usted la importancia de ampliar y mejorar el servicio de tránsito?
  • En los próximos 25 años, un tercio de la población del Condado de Contra Costa tendrá 65 años o más. Por favor califique qué tan importante es para usted que la CCTA invierta en más opciones de transporte para personas de la tercera edad y miembros de nuestra comunidad con discapacidades.
  • ¿Cómo calificaría la importancia de proporcionar mejores opciones de transporte par veteranos calificados?
  • La calidad del aire en nuestro condado podría mejorarse si más personas se desplazaran en bicicleta, a pie o en transporte colectivo a sus trabajos, o si manejaran vehículos de bajas emisiones. ¿Qué tan importante es para usted que la CCTA financie opciones de transporte que ayuden a reducir emisiones de gases de invernadero y mejoren la calidad del aire?
  • La CCTA apoya opciones de transporte seguras para estudiantes y jóvenes. Por favor clasifique cada opción a continuación en orden de importancia (empezando por la más importante):
    • Proporcionar servicio de autobús escolar exclusivamente a estudiantes
    • Senderos peatonales y ciclistas más seguros para ir a la escuela
    • Pases de tránsito gratuitos o a precio reducido para estudiantes y jóvenes
  • La tecnología está cambiando la manera en la que nos desplazamos en todo el mundo, y la CCTA planea implementar sistemas modernos en la red de transporte de Contra Costa a fin de proporcionar una conectividad constante a todos los usuarios. Por favor clasifique cada opción a continuación (empezando por la más importante):
    • Tránsito sobre pedido, garantizado
    • Estaciones para bicicletas/autos/patines eléctricos compartidos
    • Poder usar una sola forma/tipo de pago para todos los servicios de transporte en el condado
    • Sincronizar señales de tránsito para mejorar el flujo del tráfico y dar prioridad a vehículos de emergencia y de tránsito
  • Gracias por tomarse el tiempo de compartir sus ideas con nosotros. Si desea mantenerse al día acerca de lo que ocurre en la CCTA, comparta su dirección de correo electrónico: