WestCAT

WestCAT WestCAT provides local & express public transit service to Pinole, Hercules, & unincorporated areas of Montalvin Manor, Tara Hills, Bayview, Rodeo, Crockett, & Port Costa, plus regional service to Richmond, Martinez, and San Francisco.

WestCAT was established in 1977 as a Joint Exercise of Powers Agreement between the County of Contra Costa and the Cities of Hercules and Pinole. WestCAT is governed by a seven-member Board of Directors and supported by professional staff. The two cities of Pinole and Hercules are each represented by two members, while each of the unincorporated communities of Crockett, Rodeo, and Montara Bay has one representative appointed by the County Board of Supervisors.

WestCAT was established in 1977 as a Joint Exercise of Powers Agreement between the County of Contra Costa and the Cities of Hercules and Pinole. WestCAT is governed by a seven-member Board of Directors and supported by professional staff. The two cities of Pinole and Hercules are each represented by two members, while each of the unincorporated communities of Crockett, Rodeo, and Montara Bay has one representative appointed by the County Board of Supervisors.

Operating as usual

Congratulations to our outstanding driver Ami Payne! Keep up the good work!
05/11/2021

Congratulations to our outstanding driver Ami Payne! Keep up the good work!

Congratulations to our outstanding driver Ami Payne! Keep up the good work!

Looking for a new career? Come join our team! We have full time and part time positions available. Along with PAID train...
30/10/2021

Looking for a new career? Come join our team! We have full time and part time positions available. Along with PAID training. #busdrivers #bayareatransit #jobopportunity #mvtransportation. Follow the instructions on this ad to apply. Do not apply on Facebook.

Looking for a new career? Come join our team! We have full time and part time positions available. Along with PAID training. #busdrivers #bayareatransit #jobopportunity #mvtransportation. Follow the instructions on this ad to apply. Do not apply on Facebook.

Our contractor MV Transportation, currently has 2 full time positions open for Utility Workers!! If interested please co...
11/10/2021

Our contractor MV Transportation, currently has 2 full time positions open for Utility Workers!! If interested please contact Norma Jean (510) 724-0475 ext 100 #westcat #hiring #hiringnow #driverswanted #bayareatransit. Follow the instructions on the ad to apply, Do Not Apply on Facebook.

Our contractor MV Transportation, currently has 2 full time positions open for Utility Workers!! If interested please contact Norma Jean (510) 724-0475 ext 100 #westcat #hiring #hiringnow #driverswanted #bayareatransit. Follow the instructions on the ad to apply, Do Not Apply on Facebook.

Please help us congratulate WestCAT/ MV Transit October 2021, Employee of the Month Frank Lerma. Thank you, Frank, for y...
05/10/2021

Please help us congratulate WestCAT/ MV Transit October 2021, Employee of the Month Frank Lerma. Thank you, Frank, for your excellent customer service!!! #essentialworkers #stayhealthy #keepsafe

Please help us congratulate WestCAT/ MV Transit October 2021, Employee of the Month Frank Lerma. Thank you, Frank, for your excellent customer service!!! #essentialworkers #stayhealthy #keepsafe

Be sure and stop by WestCAT's table tonight to enter our drawing and grab some FREE goodies!
05/10/2021

Be sure and stop by WestCAT's table tonight to enter our drawing and grab some FREE goodies!

Join us tonight! National Night Out

WestCAT is participating in the Clean Air Day promo, with FREE fares on all services, October 6, 2021.
28/09/2021

WestCAT is participating in the Clean Air Day promo, with FREE fares on all services, October 6, 2021.

To transit for FREE on California Clean Air Day! Our busses, trains, ferries and bike share are safe, affordable and an important alternative to single passenger vehicle use.

From LA to Sacramento to the Bay Area, leave your car at home and #TryTransit for #CleanAirDayCA !

Big thank you to
Metro LA
Sacramento Regional Transit District
San Joaquin Regional Transit District (RTD)
Montebello BusLines Montebello Bus Lines
El Dorado Transit
sanfranciscobayferry
Water Emergency Transportation Authority
WestCAT
YoloBus
Santa Cruz METRO Transit District
Petaluma Transit
Wheels Bus
#livermoretransit
#vacavilletransit
#CleanAirDayCA

28/09/2021
Buying & Ordering Passes

Rider Alert: today, Tuesday, Sept. 28 thru Thursday, Sept. 30, WestCAT riders can still take advantage of FREE fares on all of our services. Beginning Friday, October 1, 2021, please be prepared to begin paying your fare again by using cash, purchasing a day pass from your driver, purchasing a paper WestCAT pass online at https://www.westcat.org/home/FaresBuying or by loading your Clipper card with cash or a pass at https://www.clippercard.com/ClipperWeb/

WestCAT is a public transportation service in western Contra Costa County.The Western Contra Costa County Transit was established in August 1977 as a Joint Exercise of Powers Agreement between Contra Costa County and the cities of Hercules and Pinole.

Today's bus wash project in photos. 💦😀🚐🚌
25/09/2021

Today's bus wash project in photos. 💦😀🚐🚌

DETOUR ALERT - PINOLE CAR SHOW STREET CLOSURE. BUS STOPS OUT OF SERVICE. SUN SEPT. 26. San Pablo Ave. closed between Ten...
25/09/2021

DETOUR ALERT - PINOLE CAR SHOW STREET CLOSURE. BUS STOPS OUT OF SERVICE. SUN SEPT. 26. San Pablo Ave. closed between Tennent Ave and Pinole Valley Rd 5:30AM-4PM Sun. 9/26/21. During this time buses will detour and bus stops on San Pablo Ave. at Oakridge will be out of service.

DETOUR ALERT - PINOLE CAR SHOW STREET CLOSURE. BUS STOPS OUT OF SERVICE. SUN SEPT. 26. San Pablo Ave. closed between Tennent Ave and Pinole Valley Rd 5:30AM-4PM Sun. 9/26/21. During this time buses will detour and bus stops on San Pablo Ave. at Oakridge will be out of service.

22/09/2021

Happy first day of Autumn!
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Please watch for children crossing the road.

PUBLIC MEETING NOTICEThe WCCTA Board of Directors Meeting will be held via Zoom teleconference at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Se...
09/09/2021

PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE
The WCCTA Board of Directors Meeting will be held via Zoom teleconference at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, September 9, 2021. To view the Meeting Agenda and Packet, visit https://www.westcat.org/ and select Board of Directors at the bottom of the page.

PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE
The WCCTA Board of Directors Meeting will be held via Zoom teleconference at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, September 9, 2021. To view the Meeting Agenda and Packet, visit https://www.westcat.org/ and select Board of Directors at the bottom of the page.

This week's bus wash project update in pictures.🚐💦
09/09/2021

This week's bus wash project update in pictures.🚐💦

MV Transit Pinole is hiring drivers!
07/09/2021

MV Transit Pinole is hiring drivers!

MV Transit Pinole is hiring drivers!

03/09/2021

WestCAT will operate a Sunday Express J schedule only on Labor Day, Monday, September 6, 2021.

Congratulations to our September 2021 Employee of the Month, bus operator, William Hawkins.  Keep up the great work!
03/09/2021

Congratulations to our September 2021 Employee of the Month, bus operator, William Hawkins. Keep up the great work!

Congratulations to our September 2021 Employee of the Month, bus operator, William Hawkins. Keep up the great work!

Today's bus wash project in photos.  We are making a lot of progress. 👍💦🚐🚌
02/09/2021

Today's bus wash project in photos. We are making a lot of progress. 👍💦🚐🚌

31/08/2021
Holiday Schedule

Labor Day Holiday Schedule Reminder - WestCAT will be operating a Sunday Schedule on Labor Day, Monday, September 6. Only Route JL/JR will be in service operating the Sunday Schedule. To see WestCAT's entire Holiday Service Schedule, click here: https://westcat.org/home/SchedHoliday

WestCAT is a public transportation service in western Contra Costa County.The Western Contra Costa County Transit was established in August 1977 as a Joint Exercise of Powers Agreement between Contra Costa County and the cities of Hercules and Pinole.

31/08/2021

Tomorrow begins a month of FREE rides on all WestCAT services! We appreciate our riders & as a thank you, we'd like to welcome you back to transit with this offer. If you've never left, that's awesome! Thanks for sticking with us. We're here to serve you. #FreeRides #Transit

Today the staff at WestCAT received some very sad news.  Our longtime friend (who was also a vendor of ours), Michael He...
24/08/2021

Today the staff at WestCAT received some very sad news. Our longtime friend (who was also a vendor of ours), Michael Herndon passed away last week. Most of you might remember Michael as Santa during our annual Stuff a Bus food and toy drive. Unfortunately, for the last several years he was unable to play that role due to health issues. He will be greatly missed. He was a jolly elf and had a contagious belly laugh that made everyone smile. RIP Michael, and we send our deepest condolences to your family.

Today the staff at WestCAT received some very sad news. Our longtime friend (who was also a vendor of ours), Michael Herndon passed away last week. Most of you might remember Michael as Santa during our annual Stuff a Bus food and toy drive. Unfortunately, for the last several years he was unable to play that role due to health issues. He will be greatly missed. He was a jolly elf and had a contagious belly laugh that made everyone smile. RIP Michael, and we send our deepest condolences to your family.

Bienvenido de nuevo, Área de la Bahía. ¡Es genial verte de nuevo en tránsito!Para obtener más información, visite el sit...
23/08/2021

Bienvenido de nuevo, Área de la Bahía. ¡Es genial verte de nuevo en tránsito!

Para obtener más información, visite el sitio web de All Aboard Bay Area Transit. https://allaboardbayarea.com

Bienvenido de nuevo, Área de la Bahía. ¡Es genial verte de nuevo en tránsito!

Para obtener más información, visite el sitio web de All Aboard Bay Area Transit. https://allaboardbayarea.com

Rider Alert:  TSA has extended the face mask requirement on public transportation through January 18, 2022.
20/08/2021
TSA extends face mask requirement through January 18, 2022 | Transportation Security Administration

Rider Alert: TSA has extended the face mask requirement on public transportation through January 18, 2022.

WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is extending the face mask requirement for individuals across all transportation networks throughout the United States, including at airports, onboard commercial aircraft, on over-the-road buses, and on commuter bus and rail systems thr...

19/08/2021

Lynx Passenger Alert: Due to a car fire on the Bay Bridge this morning, Lynx will be re-routed to the El Cerrito del Norte BART station until further notice. Because of this, the gen pub fare will be $1.75, rather than the Lynx fare. We apologize for the inconvenience. We will update you ASAP.

Today's bus wash project in photos.  🚐👏😀
17/08/2021

Today's bus wash project in photos. 🚐👏😀

13/08/2021
westcat.org

For information regarding the new school tripper schedule that begins this Monday, August 16, please visit our websitehttps://westcat.org/Content/Pdf/COVIDSchedule.pdf

Bienvenido de nuevo, Área de la Bahía. ¡Es genial verte de nuevo en tránsito!Para obtener más información, visite el sit...
10/08/2021

Bienvenido de nuevo, Área de la Bahía. ¡Es genial verte de nuevo en tránsito!

Para obtener más información, visite el sitio web de All Aboard Bay Area Transit. https://www.allaboardbayarea.com/

Visite la página de información del operador / servicio para obtener la información más reciente de cada proveedor de transporte público.. All Aboard Bay Area Transit Provider Page https://www.allaboardbayarea.com/info/

Bienvenido de nuevo, Área de la Bahía. ¡Es genial verte de nuevo en tránsito!

Para obtener más información, visite el sitio web de All Aboard Bay Area Transit. https://www.allaboardbayarea.com/

Visite la página de información del operador / servicio para obtener la información más reciente de cada proveedor de transporte público.. All Aboard Bay Area Transit Provider Page https://www.allaboardbayarea.com/info/

10/08/2021
All Aboard Bay Area Transit! Moving Foward Together.

ALL ABOARD BAY AREA TRANSIT!

We're moving forward together. With the state of California reopening, large events beginning, and employers signaling a return to the office, the Bay Area's transit agencies are working together to provide information regarding transit services schedule updates and tips for passengers. All 27 Bay Area agencies are collaborating to deliver services that will restart our region and get people where they need to go. Whether you are commuting multiple days a week, returning to school, visiting your favorite place, or taking occasional trips, we are here to help.

Today's bus wash project update.  That will definitely fit a double-deck LYNX bus!
10/08/2021

Today's bus wash project update. That will definitely fit a double-deck LYNX bus!

Today's bus wash project update. That will definitely fit a double-deck LYNX bus!

WestCAT is one of the more than 700 transit agencies across the country to have stepped up to meet the PTASP regulation ...
10/08/2021

WestCAT is one of the more than 700 transit agencies across the country to have stepped up to meet the PTASP regulation requirements.

100% of applicable transit agencies and states have certified Public Transportation Agency Safety Plans, meaning more than 700 transit agencies across the country have stepped up to meet the PTASP regulation requirements. Transit safety is a top priority for the Biden-Harris Administration, and Agency Safety Plans will help ensure a safe ride on public transportation for everyone. bit.ly/100ptasp

The regular August 12, 2021 meeting of the WCCTA Board of Directors has been canceled due to a lack of pressing agenda i...
06/08/2021

The regular August 12, 2021 meeting of the WCCTA Board of Directors has been canceled due to a lack of pressing agenda items. The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, September 9, 2021.

The regular August 12, 2021 meeting of the WCCTA Board of Directors has been canceled due to a lack of pressing agenda items. The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, September 9, 2021.

For more information regarding our upcoming Free Ride promotion please visit our website.
06/08/2021
Ride Free in September

For more information regarding our upcoming Free Ride promotion please visit our website.

WestCAT is a public transportation service in western Contra Costa County.The Western Contra Costa County Transit was established in August 1977 as a Joint Exercise of Powers Agreement between Contra Costa County and the cities of Hercules and Pinole.

04/08/2021
Today's bus wash project update in photos.  We have a roof! 👏👏👏
02/08/2021

Today's bus wash project update in photos. We have a roof! 👏👏👏

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Service Area The WCCTA service area comprises just over 20 square miles of West Contra Costa County, including the cities of Pinole and Hercules and the unincorporated areas of Montalvin Manor, Bayview, Tara Hills, Rodeo, Crockett, and Port Costa. The area is bounded to the north by the Carquinez Strait, the city limits of Pinole and Hercules to the east, the Richmond city border to the south, and by San Pablo Bay to the west. In addition, WestCAT operates regional service between Martinez and the Hercules Transit Center, transbay service between the Hercules Transit Center and the San Francisco Transbay Terminal, and regional service between the Hercules Transit Center and Contra Costa College. Currently, population in the WCCTA service area is approximately 62,000 inhabitants. Route Structure The WCCTA area is served primarily by WCCTA local fixed route and Dial-A-Ride service. Connections to BART are made at El Cerrito del Norte station where there is a hub of regional connections for WCCTA area residents. WCCTA Route JX provides residents in the service area a direct commute hour service to BART from the Hercules Transit Center, and Route JPX travels between the Hercules Transit Center and El Cerrito del Norte BART, stopping on Pinole Valley Road & Henry Avenue for connections with the local fixed Route 16. During non-commute, patrons can travel to BART on the regular Route J, which runs along San Pablo Avenue stopping at the Richmond Parkway Transit Center and at Hilltop Mall. The Martinez Link Route 30Z operates between the Hercules Transit Center and Martinez. It makes stops at the at the Veterans Hospital, Amtrak Station, County Hospital, and the downtown court buildings in Martinez. Currently, senior and disabled individuals throughout the WestCAT service area may use Dial-A-Ride for curb-to-curb transportation within the service area boundaries. Dial-A-Ride service to the general public is limited to residents of Crockett, Rodeo, and Port Costa during weekdays and it is open to all of the residents throughout the WCCTA service area on Saturdays only. Registration and reservations are required for this service.

Opening Hours

Monday 07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday 07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday 07:30 - 18:00
Thursday 07:30 - 18:00
Friday 07:30 - 18:00

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+15107247993

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The Western Contra Costa County Transit (WCCTA) was established in August 1977 as a Joint Exercise of Powers Agreement between the County of Contra Costa and the cities of Hercules and Pinole. The agency was created with the purpose of owning, operating and administering a public transportation system serving the area between the Richmond/El Sobrante border to the west and the Al Zampa Memorial bridge to the east. WCCTA is governed by a 7-member Board of Directors and supported by professional staff. The two cities of Pinole and Hercules are each represented by two members, while the unincorporated communities of Crockett, Rodeo, and MonTaraBay each have one representative, appointed by the Contra Costa Board of Supervisors.

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Training new drivers on our temporary skills course while our new bus wash facility is being constructed
Or that was the day which I was happy
All three of the bus drivers I had today did not properly wear masks on the JPX, JR, and 30Z lines. Two had masks looped over their ears but below their chins- no coverage over the mouth or nose- which makes them pointless, and the third had no mask on at all. This is a perfect example of what NOT to do. I am very disappointed.
What time does the jpx start running in the morning?
Thank you WestCat for picking the high school kids up and getting them back to Rodeo! We all appreciate your company!
On the 4pm Hercules bound Lynx bus, pulled over to the left toll plaza. Help us.
RIDERS!! BEWARE!! I just notice this morning on my ride to Bart on JPX bus no 401 there is Black MOLD From the front all the way to back ceiling of the bus!!!😡 Apparently we as the riders has been breathing MOLD air inside the bus for a while by the looks of it! No wonder everyone I get on I always have eye eyes, running noise and sneezing! NOW! I found out what the cause of it!!!
Hi. Here at HTC waiting on route 15. 3:54p not here yet. ETA? Is there a problem with the bus? Please let us know.
Hi Westcat. Riding on double decker Lynx bus. Left HTC on Willow. You should know the trees' branches extend far out enough to scrape the top level passenger side. Wprk with the city to clear them. Hate to see these new buses look scrapped up.
Hi, the JPX is not running on schedule, I've been waiting for 25 minutes
What’s going on with the bus stops at the Del Norte station starting on 12/10/18?