There’s no denying it – Danville is a car lover’s paradise. This charming town has become a hotspot in the automobile world thanks to the Blackhawk Museum’s world-class collection of vintage cars and the Hot Summer Nights outdoor car show. Admittedly, getting around in Danville is most convenient in a car, but there are other options available to residents. A growing number of Danville residents are bucking the trend for driving around always choosing to leave their cars in their garages, and taking public transportation instead.
Their reasons for eschewing their cars for public transportation are numerous and sensible. Some do not want to deal with the stress associated with bumper-to-bumper traffic. Others are doing it for financial reasons. Gas prices have skyrocketed, and show no sign of easing. Many others hope that taking public transportation will spare the air by reducing damaging carbon emissions. Whatever the reason, Danville offers a number of convenient and affordable public transportation options. Take a look at these choices:
Would you like to be chauffeured to work in a comfortable, air-conditioned van? The 511 Contra Costa Transit Agency offers a vanpool incentive program that will pay eligible commuters to ride to work in a van. The agency will pay half your vanpool costs for the first three months.
Need to get to Concord, Pleasant Hill, Martinez, Walnut Creek, Clayton, Lafayette, Orinda, Moraga, Danville or San Ramon, but don’t feel like driving? You’re in luck, because the County Connection transit agency provides bus service throughout these East Bay communities. Service runs from around 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on weekdays, and from approximately 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on weekends. A regular fare only costs $2.00 per trip, express fares cost $2.25 and paratransit fares cost $4.00.
County Connection also offers discounted fares through various pass programs. Please visit the County Connection website for their latest schedules.
Do you need to get your kids to school, but dread dealing with the morning commute? Contra Costa County addressed this common concern by creating TRAFFIX, an innovative traffic congestion relief program designed to reduce traffic congestion caused by parents driving their children to and from school through some of the San Ramon Valley’s most congested intersections. For a modest fee, TRAFFIX will shuttle your children to school and back in an eco-friendly bus equipped with state-of-the-art safety features. The program offers new Danville residents a substantial discount on their first year of service.
If you need to reach a community outside the East Bay, you can take Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART), a system of high-speed electric trains designed to ferry commuters from town-to-town. BART has 44 stations spread out across the Bay Area, with terminal points in Millbrae, Richmond, Pittsburg and Fremont. Danville doesn’t have its own BART station, but the Walnut Creek station (200 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek) is only seven miles away from town. Service hours vary by destination and fares vary by distance traveled.
BART offers discounted fares through various pass programs. Please visit the BART website for their latest schedules.