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How much to ride?  Need Information on the WestCAT Transfer policy? This is the place to be as we give a guide to our Cash Fares, Transfers, Day Passes, 31-Day Passes, Stored Value Passes and more below.

Commuter Benefits - Benefit cards like those issued by Commuter Check, TranBen, and WageWorks, etc.

Transfer Policy - Some information about our transfer usage on WestCAT. 

Sales Order Form - Handy form to print out and mail to WestCAT for purchase your fares.

WestCAT Fare Information

You can also download and print out this list as a handy PDF file at the link below:

Fares effective 24 November 2008, This page and the PDF Brochure updated 9 September 2013.

Cash Fares

All Fares are for one-way trips. Discount 31-day passes are available.

Adult/Student (age 6+)  
Fixed Route/Express (Includes Martinez Link 30Z) $1.75
Dial-A-Ride $4.00
Lynx Transbay (To/from San Francisco) $5.00
   
Senior Citizens (age 65+)  
Fixed Route/Express (Includes Martinez Link 30Z) $0.75
Dial-A-Ride $1.25
Lynx Transbay (To/from San Francisco) $2.00
   
Persons with Disabilities  
Fixed Route/Express (Includes Martinez Link 30Z) $0.75
Dial-A-Ride $1.25
ADA Paratransit $3.00
Lynx Transbay (To/from San Francisco) $2.00
   
Medicare Card Holder  
Fixed Route/Express (Includes Martinez Link 30Z) $0.75
Dial-A-Ride $1.25
Lynx Transbay (To/from San Francisco) $2.00
Children (under 6 years)

Free (Limit is 2 free children under the age of 6 per paying adult).

Fares are subject to change. Please call (510) 724-7993 for the latest information. Exact fare is required, drivers do not carry change.

Reduced Fare Information

To receive a reduced fare, a passenger may be asked to show one of the following:

  • State Issued ID (senior fare)
  • Regional Transit Connection card (RTC)*
  • Photo ID and Medicare Card (not Medi-Cal)
  • Photo ID and Registration receipt DMV placard
  • Veterans Disability (disabled fare)

*Currently, we do not certify, but we do honor the Regional Transit Connection card (RTC). The RTC Discount ID Card is available to qualified persons with disabilities. RTC Card holders are eligible for reduced fares on Fixed-Route Transit Bus, Rail, Ferry systems throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. The cost of a New or Renewal RTC Card is $3.00.The cost to replace a card is $5.00. Information on obtaining a RTC Card is at the link below:

Transfers

See “FAQ’s about Riding WestCAT” guide for more information.

Local transfers from other WestCAT buses (including Lynx) are FREE with valid transfer at shared stops only. No round trips.

From BART, Vallejo Transit, AC Transit, and Golden Gate Transit at shared stops only:
Adult/Student (Age 6+) $1.00
Senior Citizens (Age 65+) $0.50
Persons with Disabilities $0.50
Medicare Card Holders $0.50

CLIPPERWestCAT DOES NOT Accept Clipper cards as full fare payment. Clipper may be used as a transfer at shared stops only with payment of transfer fare.

Otherwise, the full WestCAT fare is due upon boarding.

From WestCAT Local Fixed Routes, Express, and Martinez Link 30Z to WestCAT Lynx to San Francisco:

Adult/Student (Age 6+) $3.25
Senior Citizens (Age 65+) $1.25
Persons with Disabilities $1.25
Medicare Card Holders $1.25

All Transfers are FREE From County Connection and Tri-Delta Transit at shared stops in Martinez with a valid transfer. WestCAT will not issue another transfer upon receiving a transfer from one of these two agencies in Martinez.

Transfers from Capital Corridor trains to WestCAT are FREE anywhere within WestCAT’s service area with validated transfer (exception Lynx to/from SF, and Dial-A-Ride). Passenger must relinquish transfer to driver upon boarding.

The East Bay Value Pass

The $60 East Bay Value Pass allows you to ride WestCAT (Cannot be used for travel to/from San Francisco on the Lynx.), The County Connection, Tri Delta Transit and Wheels fixed route buses for an entire month! 

See “East Bay Value Pass” brochure for more information or visit www.eastbayvaluepass.com.

Commuter Benefits

WestCAT is now able to accept commuter benefit cards like those issued by Commuter Check, TranBen, and WageWorks, and others. At this time, we still do not accept credit cards or online or mail orders using these benefit cards, but we now can do these transactions at our office here in Pinole at 601 Walter Avenue. More information on our Commuter Benefits page.

Lynx 10-Ride Passes

Lynx 10-Ride Passes allow ten one-way rides in any direction on WestCAT Lynx buses. Passes do not expire until value is spent.

Adult/Student (Age 6+) $50.00
Senior Citizens (Age 65+) $20.00
Persons with Disabilities $20.00
Medicare Card Holders $20.00

Day Passes

Adult/Student (Age 6+) $3.50
Senior Citizens (Age 65+) $1.50
Persons with Disabilities $1.50
Medicare Card Holders $1.50

Allows pass holder unlimited travel in any direction on Local Fixed Route, Martinez Link 30Z, and Express buses only. Passes are valid only if stamped with correct date and are good for use through the last bus on the service day in which first used.  May be pre-purchased thru WestCAT or purchased from the driver on the day of travel. Drivers do not carry change so please have exact fare. Passes will be time stamped.

Dial-A-Ride & Paratransit Tickets

Discount Tickets provide 10 one-way rides per sheet. There is no expiration date. Tickets are not sold in any other denomination and cannot be purchased from the driver.

Senior Citizens (age 65+)  
Dial-A-Ride $10.00
Lynx Transbay (To/from San Francisco) $25.00
   
Persons with Disabilities  
Dial-A-Ride $10.00
Regional Paratransit $25.00
   
Medicare Card Holder  
Dial-A-Ride $10.00
Regional Paratransit $25.00

Local Fixed/Express Bus Stored Value Passes

Stored Value Pass allows one-way rides in any direction on all WestCAT Local Fixed Route and Express buses. Passes are non-transferable & expire 1-year from print date.

Adult/Student (Age 6+) $20.00
Senior Citizens (Age 65+) $7.50
Persons with Disabilities $7.50
Medicare Card Holders $7.50

Local Fixed Route and Express Stored Value Passes with a remaining value equal to less than the full cash fare will still be allowed there last ride at no additional charge (Lynx excluded).

31-Day Passes

Allows unlimited travel in any direction on Local Fixed Route, Express, and Lynx buses. Passes are good for 31 consecutive days beginning on the first day of use. Passes will be time stamped. Passes are non-transferable and expire 1-year from print date.

  Fixed Route Lynx
Adult/Student (Age 6+) $40.00 $140.00
Senior Citizens (Age 65+) $20.00 $70.00
Persons with Disabilities $20.00 $70.00
Medicare Card Holders $20.00 $70.00

Pass & Ticket Outlet

WestCAT Sales Outlet
Open M-F from 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM
                                       

601 Walter Avenue
Pinole, CA 94564
(510) 724-3331

*May also be purchased via US Mail at the same outlet.

It takes approximately 3-4 working days on all mail in orders. Please allow for weekends and holidays. Using a FedEx/UPS account? Please provide account information for billing purposes.

At this time, online purchases are not accepted. However, a downloadable order form is available on our website at the links below:

BART Plus Regional Tickets

Sold only at BART ticket and pass outlets and online

Valid on WestCAT local fixed route, Martinez Link 30Z and express routes only at no additional charge.  Valid for 2-weeks and includes both BART rail and bus fare. Call (510) 236-BART for information.  The “5-day grace period” for BART Plus ticket holders applies only to BART rail, and not bus.  (BART Plus is not accepted on the LYNX).

Hercules Transit Center Parking Permits

HTC is a BART owned parking lot. All permit sales are handled by an outside vendor. Questions?  Call 1-800-997-0197 (8:00am - 4:00pm weekdays) or visit www.herculestransitcenter.com for further details.

Monthly parking permit w/transit passes $80.00
Monthly parking permit $63.00
Single Day Parking Permit $3.00

Employer Services

Here are just a few of services that Contra Costa employers can access through 511 Contra Costa:

  • Complimentary Commuter Transportation Resource Guide.
  • Free employee commuter benefits including Guaranteed Ride Home Program.
  • Transportation workshops.
  • Free transportation information packets for new employees.

WestCAT in coordination with 511 Contra Costa can assist you and your employees with your transportation needs. For more information about these and other employer services visit www.511contracosta.org or call (510) 215-3217.

 

 



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