What Do You Know About Tri Delta Transit?

tri delta Tri Delta Transit was formed in 1977 under a Joint Powers Agreement to provide public transportation in the 225 square mile area known as eastern Contra Costa County.

Fleet – There are 92 revenue vehicles in the fleet.

Budget – The 2015-16 operating budget is $21,445,000. The capital budget is $23,904,000.

Employees – There are 209 employees – mostly east county residents. Thirty-five are agency employees (maintenance and administration) and 174 are contract (First Transit) employees.

Miles driven – The buses travel nearly 3,500,000 miles per year.

Fuel used – 600,000 gallons of diesel fuel and 140,000 gallons of gasoline per year.

Fuel economy – The fixed route buses average 4.1 miles per gallon and the paratransit buses average 7 miles per gallon.

Cost per passenger – On fixed route, each passenger costs $3.93. The paratransit (Dial-a-Ride) cost per passenger is $35.22.

Routes – Monday – Friday, 13 routes operate. On Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays, 4 route operate.

Wheelchairs – Each year, 75,000 wheelchairs are transported on fixed routes and 47,000 on paratransit.

Bicycles – The bike racks on the fixed route buses are used to carry 62,000 bicycles each year.

Awards – has been named the 2014 best transit system of its size in North America by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) for efforts to enhance service, efficiencies and overall effectiveness.

“This is the highest honor in our industry,” said Jeanne Krieg, Tri Delta Transit’s CEO. “This award is a tribute to our progressive and supportive Board of Directors as well as to the hard work and commitment of each Tri Delta Transit employee. The dedication, enthusiasm, and innovative spirit our employees show every day make me proud to lead our award-winning organization. We are very excited – and honored — to receive this award.” Tri Delta Transit was ranked #1 in the 4 million and under passenger category.

About Kevin

Councilmember - City of Oakley, Manager of Mainframe Operations and Optimization – USS-POSCO INDUSTRIES, Co-Founder and Board Member - Friends of Oakley A Community Foundation, Commissioner - Contra Costa Transportation Authority, Board Member - Tri Delta Transit, Transplan, San Joaquin Joint Powers Authority and RD 2137, Advisory Board – Opportunity Junction
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