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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 will be accepted before January 1, 2016 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.

Currently, there is a long term construction project on the Fremont Street offramp. During construction the Lynx will use the Harrison Street offramp instead.

We apologize in advance for the inconvenience.

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.

Clipper Card and WestCAT

We do not currently accept Clipper cards as fare payment on our bus system. You may contact us at info@westcat.org, call (510)-724-3331, or visit our Fares page for more information about WestCAT discount passes & tickets.  Please note that currently, Clipper is accepted only on AC Transit, MUNI, BART, Caltrain, SamTrans, Santa Clara VTA and Golden Gate Transit and Ferry.

Clipper is authorized for use through the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and the Western Contra Costa Transit Authority (WestCAT) must wait for the Clipper until MTC has released funding and equipment for its implementation. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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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