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Thanksgiving Bus Schedule Alert

On Thursday, 26 November 2015, we will be operating on the following timetables in observance of Thanksgiving Day:

  • Express J (Only) - Sunday Schedule

On Friday, 27 November 2015, Day after Thanksgiving we will operate:

  • DAR, Local (11, 19), Express J - Saturday Service
  • LYNX, JX, 30Z, JPX, C3 - No Service


Also the Sales Office will be closed in observance of the holiday.  For more information call (510) 724-7993 or see our observed Holiday Page.

BART Plus Changes

Effective 1 January 2016, the BART Plus ticket will no longer be accepted on buses or BART.

BART Plus ticket users can switch to Clipper to pay their fares. Clipper is currently accepted on BART and now accepted as of 1 November 2015 on the following buses:

  • County Connection
  • Tri Delta Transit
  • WestCAT
  • Wheels

Clipper offers these discounted fare products: BART High Value Discount Ticket (valid only on BART), bus passes, and the East Bay Value Pass ($60 monthly pass accepted on County Connection, Tri Delta Transit, WestCAT, and Wheels).  More information on the Clipper implementation will be posted soon.

Smart Corridor Project

In August 2014, Caltrans began installing overhead sign frames along westbound I-80 between the
Carquinez Bridge and the Bay Bridge. The new signs are part of the I-80 SMART Corridor Project, a 20-
mile-long network of variable message, lane-use and advisory speed signs, smart ramp meters and
other elements designed to enhance motorist safety, improve travel time reliability and reduce accidents
and associated traffic congestion along one of the busiest corridors in the Bay Area.

For more information, see the link below:

Traffic Alert - Bay Bridge Construction

Ongoing construction (including lighting, painting, and on- and off-ramps) will require sporadic lane and shoulder closures on the Bay Bridge.

The WestCAT Lynx will be required to adjust to the closures and lane changes, which may lead to some service delays.

Website Issues

Currently there is an issue of the website's navigation menus not working properly on some of the newer browsers, tablets and mobile devices.  We are in the process of updating the menus to work on all devices.

Helpful Tips - Passes and Transfers

Protect your transit passes. Don't place them with your cell phone, near a magnetic clasp on a wallet or purse, and separate them from other magnetic strip cards. They will demagnetize. Ask for a pass cover the next time you purchase a pass. If you have a problem, contact us immediately at 510-724-7993.  Also WestCAT drivers do not accept altered or damaged transit tickets issued through the online pay system for the Hercules Transit Center. Do not change the date, day or anything else on these tickets or they are not valid. If you have a problem with the online pay system please visit www.herculestransitcenter.com or call 1-800-997-0197.



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