County Connection Bus Service
Saint Mary’s undergraduates enjoy free bus service on the local County Connection bus service. Routes originating from the Saint Mary’s campus are free; transfers to other routes are regular fare. The County Connection provides fixed-route and paratransit service throughout the Central Contra Costa communities of Clayton, Concord, Martinez, Pleasant Hill, Walnut Creek, Danville, San Ramon, Lafayette, Orinda, and Moraga, as well as unincorporated communities.
All 131 buses in the fixed-route fleet are fully equipped with wheelchair ramps or lifts.
Simply show your Saint Mary’s student ID card and the Bay Area is open to you. The County Connection takes you to BART and other destinations throughout central Contra Costa County. This service is open to all faculty and staff for the regular public fare. For more information on the County Connection, routes, and time tables please visit http://www.cccta.org/.
Gael Rail Night Bus Service
The Gael Rail, route 250, is a supplemental shuttle service between Saint Mary’s and Lafayette BART that runs beginning when the regular CCCTA service ends. The Gael Rail runs every hour on the hour as a supplement to the regular County Connection bus service. The final shuttle of the evening is at the Lafayette BART station when the last BART train arrives for the night. Like the traditional bus service, the Gael rail is open to the faculty and staff as well as the public for the regular bus fare.
The Gael Rail is just one of the steps the college has taken to provide safe alternatives to the automobile. Gael Rail has been an important step in the college’s effort to reduce our carbon foot print and provide safe alternatives to the automobile.