Monthly Archives: May 2018

Your Next Glass of Wine Might Be a Fake—and You’ll Love It

Originally posted on Wired Replica Wine makes cheaper copies of your favorite wine at a discount by analyzing its chemistry. Often, even professional critics can’t tell the difference. Is this heresy or just good business? Author: Bruce Schoenfeld BY Bruce … Continue reading

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SCOOP to BART Carpool Program

BART has partnered with MTC and rideshare app Scoop to encourage customers to carpool to BART. Download the Scoop App on Android or iOS to participate. Carpool through Scoop to any of the BART stations listed below, and receive a … Continue reading

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Senior Transportation Services

Tri Delta Transit provides door-to-door paratransit service for individuals who qualify under the Americans for Disability Act (ADA). The ADA stipulates that individuals recertify every three years if they want to continue to receive paratransit service. Tri Delta Transit also … Continue reading

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Interstate 680 / State Route 4 Interchange Improvements

A recent headline announced that the California Transportation Commission approved $34 million in funding for upgrades to the Interstate Highway 680/state Highway 4 interchange. Concord Assemblymen Tim Grayson was active in securing this funding. Because of the size of the … Continue reading

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BART to Antioch Ready to Roll

Excitement is building for the grand opening of the BART to Antioch extension, which officially begins carrying passengers on Saturday, May 26, 2018. This video showcases the new service and provides a walk-through of navigating the transfer platform just east … Continue reading

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2018 Bike and Pedestrian Plan Released

CCTA recently released for public review and comment, its 2018 Draft Countywide Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan. We truly value your thoughts about our work and have provided two easy ways to give feedback. First, we have a simple comment form … Continue reading

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Rattlesnake bites are on the rise in California. Here’s what to do if you are bitten

By Laylan Connelly | lconnelly@scng.com | Orange County Register PUBLISHED: May 14, 2018 at 10:20 am | UPDATED: May 14, 2018 at 4:38 pm Watch your step. Calls for help for people bitten by dangerous, venomous snakes are on the … Continue reading

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California is turning farms into carbon-sucking factories – from Grist

By Nathaniel Johnson, Grist In a grand experiment, California switched on a fleet of high-tech greenhouse gas removal machines last month. Funded by the state’s cap-and-trade program, they’re designed to reverse climate change by sucking carbon dioxide out of the … Continue reading

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Bay Area’s Popular 511 Service Now Available on Amazon Alexa Devices

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) this month added another new feature to the Bay Area’s 511 traveler information system by integrating two of the most popular 511 features — traffic conditions and real-time transit departure times — with Amazon’s virtual … Continue reading

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What is Regional Measure 3 (RM 3)

Regional Measure 3 (RM3) is a ballot measure on the June 5, 2018 ballot in the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area.The measure is a plan to build major roadway and public transit improvements via an increase in bridge tolls on … Continue reading

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Commute Options

From MTC No matter where a person lives, commuting can be a challenge. And no matter the location in the Bay Area, residents have different options for getting from home to work. Some commuters walk or ride their bikes to … Continue reading

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How long is it taking us to travel to work?

From MTC Except for individuals who work at home, over 3.7 million Bay Area workers must find a way to travel to their jobs each workday. Their choice of transportation mode, departure time, trip origin and destination all play key … Continue reading

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California Snapshot: Population Swells to 40 Million with Modest Housing Gains

California’s population swelled to 39.8 million last year according to the latest figures from the state’s Department of Finance. The population increase (about 309,000) is slightly down from an average of 333,000 per year since 2010. Of the state’s 482 … Continue reading

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