Sick of traffic? West County residents asked to weigh in on future transit options

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Sick of traffic? West County residents asked to weigh in on 'high-capacity' transit options

West County’s traffic-weary commuters have three chances next week to weigh in on a 15-month-long study aimed at identifying ways to ease congestion.

The meetings will take place on Tuesday, April 12, at San Pablo City Hall, 13831 San Pablo Ave.; on Wednesday at Pinole City Hall, 2131 Pear St.; and on Thursday at Richmond City Hall, 440 Civic Center Plaza. All workshops will be held in city council chambers from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Public opinion will help shape development of the West County High-Capacity Transit Study, which was launched by the West Contra Costa Transportation Advisory Committee (WCCTAC).

The study seeks to figure out how to reduce congestion particularly along Interstate Highway 80 in West County.

Ideas include adding express bus service from West County to Oakland, bus rapid transit along busy streets (as pictured coceptually above) or extending BART service beyond Richmond. In several years, the area will benefit from a new ferry terminal in Richmond serving San Francisco.

See the flyer for more information:

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