Livermore Transportation

Livermore California is considered one of the third wealthiest cities in California. It's a lovely city founded in 1869 and is home to the area's oldest wine regions. It has a temperate climate located at opening to the Central Valley. Livermore has a vibrant committee that blends the modern and historic aspects of Livermore. It has a wonderful shopping district, a big academic community and a leading science and technology center.

Livermore is home to many commuters. They go daily to both San Francisco and San Jose. They have the benefits of a more rural lifestyle and a good job in a large city. Bicycling is an often mode of transportation in the city. There are many bike lockers and bike racks located in the city.

The bicycle is often a mode of transportation to get to the mass transit systems that take commuters to the cities to work. The Bay Area Rapid Transit is holding a trial for the commuter who rides his bicycle to the BART station. Every Friday in August the transit authority will allow bikes to board the mass transit trains. After they get to their destination, bike racks and lockers are available to store. For those commuters who are looking for a healthier way to commute in California. The closest BART station to Livermore is located in the Pleasanton-Dublin area. Long range plans are to extend the BART line to Livermore. When the BART train finally does extend to Livermore, it will provide rapid transit from there to many other spots in San Francisco and surrounding areas.

Wheels is another organization that helps provide transportation needs in Livermore. It has bus connections to the BART, Central Contra County Transportation Authority and Altamont Commuter Express. The organization provides bus routes to surrounding cities in Alameda County. It covers about 40 square miles of riding territory.

Another popular transit for local travel is called the County Connection. It operates commuter express, student and local bus routes. It offers special routes that operate only on school days and offers special weekend routes for out-of-way places not normally reached by public transit.

The local highways are maintained by Caltrans. The agency is in charge of over 50,000 miles of freeways, highways and roads in California. Caltrans also works with local agencies to help facilitate the movement of the state's workers and visitors. Caltran's focus in the last few years has been on shortening connecting bridges so the impact of earthquakes will not have devastating effects on transportation.