Western Contra Costa County Transit Authority

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Western Contra Costa Transit Authority or WestCAT is the public transit service in western Contra Costa County, California that serves the cities of Hercules and Pinole. It is operated under contract by MV Transportation.

History

WestCAT was established in August 1977 as a Joint Exercise of Powers Agreement between the County of Contra Costa and the cities of Hercules and Pinole.

Routes

Maps & schedules

Local

  • 10 (Mon-Fri) - Hercules Transit Center to Turquoise
  • 11 (Mon-Sat) - Hercules Transit Center to Crockett
  • 12 (Mon-Fri) - Hercules Transit Center to Mandalay/Bonaire
  • 15 (Mon-Fri) - Hercules Transit Center to Viewpointe Blvd
  • 16 (Mon-Fri) - Richmond Parkway Transit Center to Wright Ave/Doidge Ave
  • 17 (Mon-Fri except midday) - Richmond Parkway Transit Center to Cypress/Broadmore
  • 18 (Mon-Fri except midday) - Richmond Parkway Transit Center to Tara Hills
  • 19 (Sat) - Hercules Transit Center to Hilltop Mall Shopping Center

Express

  • J (JR/JL) - Hercules Transit Center (Mon-Fri) or Willow/Viewpointe (Mon-Fri after 8pm & Weekends)to El Cerrito del Norte BART
  • JPX (Mon-Fri) - Hercules Transit Center to El Cerrito del Norte BART
  • JX (Mon-Fri except midday) - Hercules Transit Center to El Cerrito del Norte BART

Regional

  • C3 Hercules Transit Center to Contra Costa College (Mon-Fri)
  • 30Z Martinez Amtrak to Hercules Transit Center (Mon-Fri)

Transbay Route (Mon-Fri)

  • LYNX - Willow Avenue (Commute trips) or Hercules Transit Center (Non-commute trips) to S.F. Transbay Terminal

Fares

Current

Facilities

Garage/Office

  • Address: 601 Walter Ave., Pinole, CA 94564-2659
  • Email: info@westcat.org
  • Fax: 510-724-5551
  • Phone:
    • Admin: 510-724-3331
    • Info: 510-724-7993

Transit Bus Roster

Active

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Build
Date
Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
100-110 1998 Gillig Phantom 40'
(C21D102N4)
Cummins M11 Allison B400R
  • 100 is the only active unit. It was last spotted active in summer 2015 and its status remained unknown.[1] However it was spotted running again on 2/19/2018.[2]
  • 101-110 retired in early 2014 and were auctioned off on 3/26/2014.
    • 101-109 were bought by Transit Sales International.[3] 3 or more units were sold to Bauer's.[4][5]
111 Western Contra Costa County Transit Authority 111-a.jpg 2000 Gillig Phantom 40'
(C21D102N4)
Cummins ISM Allison B400R
  • It was painted into the WestCAT Lynx livery and its Cummins ISM engine either rebuilt or replaced with an EPA 2007 compliant unit in late 2014. Its standard engine cooling fan was replaced with electric EMP cooling fans.
  • It was converted into a suburban in July 2016.[6]
112-117 Western Contra Costa County Transit Authority 115-a.jpg 2002 Gillig Phantom 40'
(C21D102N4)
Cummins ISM Voith D864.3E
150-154 2007 Gillig BRT 35'
(G21B102N4)
Cummins ISM Allison B400R
155-160 2008 Gillig BRT 35'
(G21B102N4)
Cummins ISM Allison B400R
161-165 2013 Gillig BRT 35'
(G27B102N4)
Cummins ISL9 Allison B400R
166-169 2014 Gillig BRT 35'
(G27B102N4)
Cummins ISL9 Allison B400R
200-201 Western Contra Costa County Transit Authority 200-a.jpg 2008 MCI D4500CT Cummins ISM Allison B500 6 speed 2009 models.
202-204 Western Contra Costa County Transit Authority 204-a.jpg 2011 MCI D4500CT Cummins ISX12 Allison B500 6 speed
  • 2012 models.
  • 202 was damaged in a bush fire while it was parked in the bus yard on 11/2/2014. It retired and was auctioned off on 8/19/2015.
205 ? Prevost X3-45 Volvo D13 Allison B500 6 speed Ex-Prevost demo; purchased in February 2018.
206 Western Contra Costa County Transit Authority 206-a.jpg 2011 Prevost X3-45 Volvo D13 Allison B500 6 speed
207 Western Contra Costa County Transit Authority 207-a.jpg 2014 MCI D4500CT Cummins ISX12 Allison B500 6 speed
401-408 Western Contra Costa County Transit Authority 401-a.jpg 2014 Gillig BRT 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins ISL9 Allison B400R
804 Western Contra Costa County Transit Authority 804-b.jpg 2003 Gillig Phantom 40'
(C20D102N4)
Cummins ISM? Allison B400R
  • Ex-SamTrans 804.
  • Suburban configuration, no rear door.
  • It was rehabbed and painted into the newer WestCAT Lynx livery circa August 2014.
  • It was repowered from its Detroit Diesel Series 50 EGR engine and may have received an EPA 2007 compliant Cummins ISM engine.
805 Western Contra Costa County Transit Authority 805-a.jpg 1996 MCI 102-DL3 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500R6
  • Ex-Golden Gate Transit 618; bought in February 2016.
  • Entered service in June 2016.
  • Its original rollsign & calculator style side sign were replaced with LED signs by November 2016.
806 Western Contra Costa County Transit Authority 806-a.jpg 1999 MCI 102-DL3 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500R6

Retired

This roster is incomplete.

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Build
Date
Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
82 Thomas
90 Thomas CL960?
120-126 1999-2000 Gillig Phantom 35'
(C21B102N4)
Cummins ISM Allison B400R Retired & auctioned off in 2012-2014.
127-128 2002 Gillig Low Floor 35'
(G27B102N4)
Cummins ISL Voith D864.3E
  • Retired in 2012.
  • Auctioned off on 2/22/2014.[7][8]
  • Both units were bought by Transit Sales International.[9]
130-135 1987 Gillig Phantom 35'
(3596TB6V92T)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison HT-747
359-361, 363-364 1970 GMC T6H-4521A Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH9
802-803 Western Contra Costa County Transit Authority 803-a.jpg 2003 Gillig Phantom 40'
(C20D102N4)
Detroit Diesel Series 50 EGR Allison B400R
  • Ex-SamTrans 802-803.
  • Suburban configuration, no rear door.
  • Retained the SamTrans paint scheme under their Lynx Hercules wraps
  • Retired in early 2016; auctioned off on 12/6/2016.[10][11]
    • 802 was bought by Zacher's Auto Salvage in Harbor City, CA.
    • 803 was bought by a private owner and was spotted at a house near Yuba City on 12/19/2016. It was later listed for sale on Craigslist in 2017, but did not sell. It may be getting sold to Mexico.
4076-4077 2002 Gillig Phantom 40'
(C27D102N4)
Cummins ISL Allison B400R
  • Borrowed (or leased) from WHEELS around 2008-2009.
  • Suburban configuration, no rear door.

Paratransit Bus Fleet

Active

Fleet Number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
10-11 2007 Toyota Camry Hybrid Atkinson cycle 2.4L 2AZ-FXE I4
60-69 2008 Ford/ElDorado National E-450/Aerotech Ford 5.4L V8 EFI

Retired

This roster is incomplete.

Fleet Number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes

External Links

References

  1. www.facebook.com
  2. www.facebook.com
  3. transitsales.com
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  7. www.lotnut.com
  8. www.lotnut.com
  9. transitsales.com
  10. www.rockanddirt.com
  11. www.rockanddirt.com