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East Bay Real Estate - East Bay Area Transit Guidewww.transitinfo.org
This website, funded by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, offers schedules, maps, routes and fares to help travelers negotiate the nine-county Bay Area via public transit.
Transit InformationTravelers Information provides Bay Area Travelers with recorded 24 hour information about public transit and paratransit,traffic conditions and highway construction, car and van pools, and access to ariports. MTC-sponsored. 817-1717
RIDESFor Bay Area Commuters. RIDES provides free information and assistance on transportation alternatives, including carpools, vanpools and cycling. Free communte consultations help lone drivers consider their options. Are you a commuter interested in carpooling? RIDES provides a free on-line service, or people can call for an instant list of potential carpoll partners.
Web Site: www.rides.org
RideshareFind carpool, vanpool and bicycling partners.
(Bay Area Rapid Transit)
BART serves Alameda and Contra Costa counties, San Francisco and a portion of San Mateo County. It operates weekdays, 4 a.m. to after midnight; Saturday, 6 a.m. to after midnight; Sunday 8 a.m. to after midnight. Riders must get to a station by midnight to ensure they'll reach their destination.
Stations serving West County:
2160 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley
6400 Cutting Blvd., El Cerrito
6699 Fairmont Ave., El Cerrito
1750 Sacramento ST., Berkeley
1700 Nevin ave., Richmond
3100 Adeline Ave., Berkeley
(925) 676-2278 or (510) 464-2278
Web Site: www.bart.gov
AirportsOakland International: 510-577-4000
FerriesRichmond Ferry The ferry travels between Richmond and San Francisco four times every weekday, twice a day on weekends. The fare is $5 for adults, $2.50 for ages 5-11. Red and White Fleet also runs a ferry from Richmond to Pacific Bell Park for Giants games on weekend afternoons; the round-trip cost is $10. For more information call: (415) 673-2900, or (510) 464-1030 (recording) or visit on-line www.redandwhite.com
Harbor Bay Ferry
Alameda - San Francisco
For schedule times visitHarborBayFerry.com
Biking in the Bay AreaEast Bay Bicycle Coalition (EBBC) - 510-433-7433
Bicycle Trails Council of the East Bay - 510-466-5123
Biking in Berkeley - Berkeley's Bicycle Program with information on riding groups, bikes on transit, safety tips and maps and guides.
Bicycle Friendly Berkeley Coalition
Contra Costa County - Biking
BusesAC Transit (Alameda - Contra Costa Transit) serves Berkeley, Albanyu, El Cerrito, Richmond and San Pablo. Buses run seven days a week, the earliest being in Oakland, 4 a.m. to the latest (also in Oakland) midnight.
(510) 891-4777; TDD for deaf caller, 800-448-9790. Or visit the web site: www.actransit.dst.ca.us
Wheels is a service of the LIvermore Amador Valley Transit Authority and provides public transportation for the Tri-Valley communities of Dublin, Livermore and Pleasanton.
Westcat (Western Contra Costa Transit Authority) serves Port Costa, Crockett, Rodeo, Hercules and Pinole 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., weekdays; 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekends. The Martinez Link, 30-Z, connects to county offices and hospitals in Martinez. WestCAT also runs BART Express buses. The J-line runs seven days a week all day from El Cerrito Del Norte BART to the Park-n-Ride lot in Hercules. Two other lines are weekday commute hours only: from Del Norte to Pinole Valley High, and from Del Norte to Hercules. (510) 724-7993
Golden Gate Transit
Serves Marin and Sonama commuters with buses, ferries and the Golden Gate Bridge. East Bay residents can catch a Golden Gate bus at the El Cerrito Del Norte BART station for a ride to Marin County or Sonoma County seven days a week. Also offered is weekend service to Steinson Beach. Buses run approx. 5 a.m. to 1 a.m. every day. (415) 923-2000. Or visit the web site: www.goldengate.org
Web site: www.transitinfo.org
East Bay Paratranist - provides transportation for disable people troughout parts of Contra costa and Alameda Counties.
TrainsAmtrack stations for Contra Costa County are located in Martinez and Richmond; Emeryville and Oakland in alameda County. There is an Amtraak stop, but not a station in Berkeley which means that riders boarding at Berkeley should buy tickets in advance from a travel agent.
Amtrack's Capitols service links the East Bay to Sacramento seven days a week. The Capitol Corridor service is provided in partnership with Amrtak, Caltrans and the Capitol Corridor Joint Power Board. Amtrak connects to BART directly in Richmond and via public transportation in Emeryville, Oakland and Martinez.
Web site: www.amtrak.com ACE Rail Altamont Commuter Express commuter service from Stockton to San Jose through Pleasanton in the AM and reverse direction in the PM. Trains run weekdays only. The Pleasanton station is located at 4950 Pleasanton Avenue across from the Alameda County Fairgrounds. Parking for ACE drivers is free and available on first-come, first-served.
DMV LocationsConcord DMV 2070 Diamond Blvd. Concord
El Cerrito DMV 6400 Manila Avenue, El Cerrito
Fremont DMV 4287 Central Avenue, Fremont
Oakland DMV 5300 Claremont Avenue, Oakland
Oakland DMV 501 85th Avenue, Oakland
Pleasanton DMV 6300 W. Las Positas Blvd., Pleasanton
Walnut Creek DMV 1910 N. Broadway, Walnut Creek
Toll Free Telephone - All locations: 800-777-0133