Part of what makes Contra Costa County great is our environmental ethic and the variety of available resources and programs to link us to our region's cultural diversity.
The Discover & Go program, formed by Contra Costa County Library and 511 Contra Costa, is a great example of cooperative, healthy public policy.
From August to October, Discover & Go offers Contra Costa County Library cardholders free BART tickets to Bay Area museums, and free admission once they arrive. Click here to see all the available museums, a list that includes Lawrence Hall of Science, Museum of the African Diaspora, Oakland Museum of California, LGBT History Museum, Children's Creativity Museum and many, many more!
This innovative idea -- free public transit + free admission to some of the world's greatest museums -- has been called one of the Bay Area's best kept secrets. I want it to be one of the Bay Area's most utilized resources!
This smart approach encourages residents to enjoy our region's rich cultural treasures while providing an efficient alternative to single-occupancy vehicle transportation.
Since its founding in 2011, Discover & Go has funded more than 600,000 trips.
Funding for these tickets is provided by the Contra Costa Transportation Authority's Half Cent Sales Tax for Transportation Improvements (Measure J) and the Bay Area Air Quality Management District's Transportation Fund for Clean Air.
Click here for your free BART and museum tickets. All you need is a library card. If you need to get a library card, click here.
511 Contra Costa is a Transportation Demand Management program that promotes low-emission transportation options. The Contra Costa County Library serves more than 1.1 million residents through 26 libraries and a range of programs.
Please spread the word. I hope you and your friends, families and neighbors can enjoy our region's museums after a fun, free BART ride!