Two pioneering and largely free transportation programs providing shuttles, electric car rentals, bicycle sharing, van sharing, kid’s cab service and 40% off transit passes are now up and running in Richmond, dramatically increasing access to transportation and transportation choices to persons previously transportation challenged.
The FREE Richmond Circular Shuttle began operation through its service provider- TransMetro, Inc. on July 1, 2011. The service is funded through the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, and can be accessed within a five mile radius to multiple health facilities and clinics, pharmacies, businesses, recreation, residential communities, and employment centers for those traveling to and from the El Cerrito Del Norte and Richmond Intermodal BART stations.
In an effort to provide the highest level of quality, dependability, reliability, customer service and a convenient schedule, riders can hop aboard the free “Richmond Circular Shuttle" at any of its 11 stops. Buses will arrive every 15-20 minutes during commute hours from 7:00am - 7:00pm (excluding weekends and holidays).
The objectives of the service is to ensure mobility and access and to link key regional destinations through reliable public transportation services including bus, Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) and Amtrak for all of Richmond residents to travel to and from San Francisco and other Bay Area destinations. The service uncommon efficiency to meet evolving transportation needs promotes quality service and reliability.
Stop I: Richmond BART station: 1700 Nevin Avenue, Richmond CA.
Stop A: Richmond Civic Center/City Hall, 450 Civic Center Plaza
Stop B: Transit Stop: W. Macdonald at Garrard Blvd
(Connection to AC Transit 72M, 607, 673, 681)
Stop C: Contra Costa County Health Offices, 3rd Street at Chesley Ave.
Stop D: Local Community Stop: Rumrill Blvd at Sutter Avenue
Stop E: Contra Costa College/Shopping Ctr., El Portal Dr at Mission Bell Dr
Stop F: Doctor’s Medical Center, 2000 Vale Road
Stop G: San Pablo Lytton Casino, 13255 San Pablo Avenue
Stop H: Retail Center: San Pablo Avenue at Macdonald
(Service Frequency: 15-20 minutes)
The City of Richmond held a Ribbon Cutting ceremony on January 10, 2012, to launch its new Greenprint Transportation project, “Easy Go Richmond”. The ceremony unveiled the “Easy Go Richmond” program, along with its electric and hybrid vehicles, charging stations and bicycle sharing.
“Easy Go” is Richmond’s groundbreaking shift towards greener transportation initiatives. Services include a “Kid’s Cab” shuttle service that supports transporting elementary school-aged children to and from after-school activities; carsharing that allows drivers to rent electric and hybrid vehicles and to offer their own vehicles for use; bikesharing, a healthy and convenient service that provides bicycles for use; van services for weekend recreational use; and transit access passes, supplying public transportation users with great deals and benefits.
The Easy Go program includes five easy transportation options:
1. KIDS CAB, Online Ridematching/Bike-Buddy >>REGISTER>>
Kids Cab for eligible participants will pick/drop kids to school and after school activities. We also offer online ridematching and bike-buddy group lists. For reservation and eligibility, please see your on-site transportation coordinators at Richmond Village and Monterey Pines or call us to schedule a visit. We are located inside Resident Management Office or give us a call.
2. Deviated Route Transportation for Grocery runs, Shopping trips, community events and recreation activities >>REGISTER>>
For reservation, please see your on-site transportation coordinators at Richmond Village and Monterey Pines or call us to schedule a visit. We are located inside Resident Management Office.
3. Transit Assistance Program
For your free transit access, please see our on-site transportation coordinators at Richmond Village and Monterey Pines.
4. Neighborhood Electric Vehicle Carsharing Program
For training and reservation, please see our on-site transportation coordinators at Richmond Village and Monterey Pines. Vehicles can be reserved through our partner www.getaround.com staring mid-January for as little as $3 per hour. Insurance, voltage, and vehicle rental all included in the hourly fee of as little as $3 per hour.
5. Bikesharing Program
For bicycle rental and reservation, please see your on-site transportation coordinators.