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Old 09-22-2017, 08:59 AM
 
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While doing my normal weekday commute to the city, someone stole my catalytic converter as my vehicle sat in the Bart parking lot. I'm looking for alternative ways to get to Pitt/Bay Point Bart. I looked at possibly taking the Tri-Delta bus, but have seen mix reviews. I don't care whether or not the drivers are friendly or the condition of the bus and people. I can tolerate a lot, but what I cannot tolerate is being late.

Does anyone use the Tri-Delta bus method to get to Bay Pointy Bart and if so, what are your thoughts?
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Old 09-22-2017, 11:21 AM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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Took the 300 every day for six months a couple of years ago. It sits in traffic just like a car (the carpool lane doesn't help much), so expect to miss your train whenever traffic is heavier than usual. I just baked that time into my schedule. Give yourself enough time to miss one train and still be on time.
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Old 09-22-2017, 06:07 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area, California
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While doing my normal weekday commute to the city, someone stole my catalytic converter as my vehicle sat in the Bart parking lot. I'm looking for alternative ways to get to Pitt/Bay Point Bart. I looked at possibly taking the Tri-Delta bus, but have seen mix reviews. I don't care whether or not the drivers are friendly or the condition of the bus and people. I can tolerate a lot, but what I cannot tolerate is being late.

Does anyone use the Tri-Delta bus method to get to Bay Pointy Bart and if so, what are your thoughts?
You commute from Brentwood to the city everyday? You're a hero. I couldn't do it. But, aside from that, all buses are prone to delays, Tri Detla is no different. One bus system that I find to be horribly underrated is the West Cat that serves West Contra Costa. It's always on time, clean (relative to AC Transit and County Connection buses) and has a direct bus route to the city for only 5 bucks. You honestly should move to the nice suburbs in West County. It's about the same price as Brentwood.
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Old 09-23-2017, 01:09 PM
 
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You commute from Brentwood to the city everyday? You're a hero. I couldn't do it. But, aside from that, all buses are prone to delays, Tri Detla is no different. One bus system that I find to be horribly underrated is the West Cat that serves West Contra Costa. It's always on time, clean (relative to AC Transit and County Connection buses) and has a direct bus route to the city for only 5 bucks. You honestly should move to the nice suburbs in West County. It's about the same price as Brentwood.
Agreed, Westcat is clean, nice, and on-time. I would also rather live in West County than Brentwood. It's a better commute and the weather and scenery are much nicer. Schools are better rated in Brentwood, but I don't put too much stock in school ratings which primarily reflect demographics, English-language learners, etc. Parental involvement in schools is more important and if you can cut down your commute it gives you more time to be involved with kids. Brentwood does have newer, bigger housing stock generally if that's important to you.
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Old 09-23-2017, 01:36 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area, California
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Agreed, Westcat is clean, nice, and on-time. I would also rather live in West County than Brentwood. It's a better commute and the weather and scenery are much nicer. Schools are better rated in Brentwood, but I don't put too much stock in school ratings which primarily reflect demographics, English-language learners, etc. Parental involvement in schools is more important and if you can cut down your commute it gives you more time to be involved with kids. Brentwood does have newer, bigger housing stock generally if that's important to you.
I was trying hard to buy in West County, but ending up settling with Vallejo. Same weather as west county, but cheaper. However, commuting in Vallejo kinda sucks. Commuting in the North Bay compared to the East Bay in general sucks.
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Old 09-24-2017, 04:14 PM
 
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I was trying hard to buy in West County, but ending up settling with Vallejo. Same weather as west county, but cheaper. However, commuting in Vallejo kinda sucks. Commuting in the North Bay compared to the East Bay in general sucks.
All true. Vallejo does have great weather and a little more history, urban bones, and small-scale arts and culture though. But the commute is tough. 80 is just awful, and it's worse when you are starting in the North Bay.
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