511 Contra Costa Offering Free Bus Passes for Students

511 Contra Costa is offering a Spring SchoolPool promotion. This program encourages students in grades 6-12 to use public transit instead of a car to get to and from school in eastern and central Contra Costa County. Each household can receive up to three 20-ride County Connection or Tri Delta Transit bus passes. A parent or guardian must complete the application and pledge that their student(s) will ride the bus to and from school instead of being driven by the parent/guardian. They must also agree to complete a follow-up survey to access the effectiveness of the SchoolPool Program. Application will be available from Thursday, February 1 through Thursday, March 31 on the 511 Contra Costa website


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Mayor - City of Oakley, Data Center Manager of Mainframe Operations and Optimization – USS-POSCO INDUSTRIES, Co-Founder and Board Member - Friends of Oakley A Community Foundation, Advisory Board – Opportunity Junction, Commissioner - Contra Costa Transportation Authority, Board Member - Tri Delta Transit and Transplan
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2 Responses to 511 Contra Costa Offering Free Bus Passes for Students

  1. Kevin says:

    In this instance BART is not the problem. All transit systems are subsidized to varying degrees. 511 Contra Costa is a countywide Transportation Demand Management (TDM) program that promotes transportation alternatives to help eliminate traffic congestion. If you’ve ever been around a school at drop off or pickup times you know had congested it can be.

  2. Hal Bray says:

    isn’t this an example of what is wrong with BART. Exorbitant salaries and pensions and a plethora of free and discount programs continue to push the agency toward insolvency and ever higher fares. Kevin;
    do we know how much of BART’s costs are paid from fares and how much is subsidized?

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