The West Contra Costa Transportation Advisory Committee (WCCTAC) is inviting everyone who lives, works, or travels in West County to provide feedback on proposed high-capacity transit options to help relieve regional congestion, which include several proposed BART station locations in Richmond.

WCCTAC will gather public input through a series of council presentations and an online survey. The feedback received will supplement the responses collected during community workshops and an online survey last spring.

West County residents and anyone interested in learning more about the proposed transit options are highly encouraged to attend a presentation (the same information will be presented at each location) or take the online survey. Survey participants will have a chance to win $15 Clipper Cards provided by 511 Contra Costa.

The West County High-Capacity Transit Study is evaluating options for major transit investments in key corridors based on where people want to go now and are expected to go in the future. The Study is focused on rapid and direct services that can attract new riders among the 250,000 residents of West County and can be a competitive alternative to driving. It will identify one or more projects to improve high-capacity transit in West County, expand alternatives to driving on congested streets and highways, and improve regional air quality and quality of life.

Your Comments Count

WCCTAC wants your input so your priorities are reflected in the transit options that move forward for further consideration. There will be several opportunities to provide feedback.

Council Meetings: As a follow-up to our open houses in April 2016, we will be presenting additional information about the transit options, which have been refined through analysis and prior public and agency comment. Presentation dates are shown below. You are strongly encouraged to attend any of these meetings. The presentations and content of the council meetings will be the same. We will be especially interested in hearing your thoughts on the transit options being studied.

Richmond Tuesday, February 28 6:30 PM City Hall, 440 Civic Center Plaza Google
San Pablo Monday, March 6 6:00 PM City Hall, 13831 San Pablo Ave Google
Pinole Tuesday, March 7 6:00 PM City Hall, 2131 Pear Street Google
El Sobrante Wednesday, March 8 8:00 PM Elks’ Lodge, 3931 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante Google
Hercules Tuesday, March 14 7:00 PM City Hall, 111 Civic Drive Google
El Cerrito Tuesday, March 21 7:00 PM City Hall, 10890 San Pablo Ave Google

*Check your local council agenda to confirm meeting date and time

Online Survey: A second survey will be posted to this website from February 21 – March 26, to allow those who can’t attend these meetings to provide input. The survey content will be similar to what is presented at the council meetings in February and March. Complete a survey to be entered in a drawing to win a $15 Clipper card!

Study Schedule
wcctac project timeline
Note: Dates are subject to change.

Thank you for your interest in the WCCTAC High-Capacity Transit Study!

Why is WCCTAC Conducting a High-Capacity Transit Study?

Interstate 80 is the most congested corridor in the Bay Area, and the Richmond BART line often reaches full capacity during commute hours.

Expanded transit options and capacity would provide West County residents, including those located away from major corridors, with more convenient and comfortable access to employment centers in San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, and Emeryville, as well as the greater Bay Area job market.

Study map below:
West County Transit Study map

Project Documents

Project documents, including Board and Council presentations, will be made available for download here.
Study Process
Study Team Organization

Technical Memos
Technical memoranda (technical memos) are written on a variety of topics corresponding to the Study Process and are the forum where the Study’s analyses are presented in detail. The following draft technical memos are available for review:

Technical Memorandum #2: Goals and Objectives
Technical Memorandum #3: Strategic Communications and Outreach Plan
Technical Memorandum #4: Summary and Evaluation of Prior Studies
Technical Memorandum #5: Existing and Planned Transportation Network
Technical Memorandum #6: Existing and Future Land Use Conditions
Technical Memorandum #7: Travel Markets
Technical Memorandum #8: Preliminary Alternatives
Technical Memorandum #9: Evaluation Criteria
Technical Memorandum #10: Preliminary Evaluation and Screening
Technical Memorandum #11: Alternatives Refinement
April 2016 Public Outreach Summary Report
April 2016 Public Outreach Summary Report Appendix

Past Presentations
February 2017 to March 2017 Council Presentations
December 9, 2016 Update to WCCTAC Board
May 2016 WCCTAC Board Meeting
April 2016 Community Workshops Presentation
February 26, 2016, Update to WCCTAC Board
January 22, 2016, Update to WCCTAC Board
September 25, 2015, Update to WCCTAC Board