The Metropolitan Transportation Commission and Bay Area transit agencies are hosting “All Aboard with Transit CEOs” in celebration of Earth Day this Friday.
The event — from 2 to 6:30 p.m. — is a multi-modal ride-along and social event giving the public a chance to ride with and meet regional transit leaders. It is also an opportunity for transit leaders to call for financial support from the state for transit operations.
The event will kick off with a press conference at Orinda BART station at 2 p.m. Then, more than one dozen General Manager/CEOs from various Bay Area transit agencies will ride multiple modes of transit together, ending with a public happy hour starting at 5:15 p.m. in Walnut Creek.
The multi-modal journey will include riding BART’s Yellow line, and then bus hopping on Tri Delta Transit and County Connection. The trip will end on County Connection’s free Route 4 trolley into downtown Walnut Creek for a no-host happy hour at Stadium Pub from 5:15 to 6:30 p.m.
Members of the public and the media are invited to ride the full or partial journey and join the CEOs for happy hour. You can meet the CEOs at Orinda BART Station, or you can meet them along the journey. Look for the CEOs in the first BART car. They will be wearing their name badges.
Tip: Ensure your Clipper card is loaded in advance with enough funds to cover all trips. $10 will cover the journey to Walnut Creek. Or add $13 for a round trip back to Orinda after the happy hour.
All Aboard with Transit CEOs schedule:
- 2 p.m. Press Conference at Orinda BART Station
- 2:39 p.m. Board an Antioch bound train and ride until Pittsburg Bay Point arriving at 3:07 p.m.
- 3:14 p.m. Board Tri-Delta Transit 201X bus, arrive at Concord BART at 3:54 p.m.
- 4 p.m. Board County Connection Route 14 bus, arrive Walnut Creek BART 4:42 p.m.
- 4:52 p.m. Board County Connection Route 4 trolley and head to downtown Walnut Creek to Happy Hour Location.
- 5:10 p.m. Arrive at Stadium Pub at 1420 Lincoln Ave., Walnut Creek, for a no-host Happy Hour. Stadium Pub is family friendly, and all ages are welcome.
To read more about Bay Area Transit, visit: https://allaboardbayarea.com/.