Contra Costa County Library and 511 Contra Costa have partnered to provide free BART tickets to Contra Costa County Library cardholders with Discover & Go reservations during the month of August 2012. BART tickets will be mailed to cardholders' homes via standard 1st Class U.S. Postal Service within four business days of their request. The BART ticket offer is limited to one request per household and the offer is available while supplies last.
The free Discover & Go promotional BART tickets are available to library cardholders who have or make Discover & Go reservations for use in August to go to the following venues:
- Aquarium of the Bay
- Asian Art Museum
- Bedford Gallery
- California Academy of Sciences
- California Historical Society
- California Shakespeare Theater
- Cartoon Art Museum
- Children's Creativity Museum
- Contemporary Jewish Museum
- Habitot Children's Museum
- Museum of the African Diaspora
- Museum of Children's Art
- Museum of Craft and Folks Art
- Oakland Museum of California
- Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
To sign-up for free BART tickets, view your August pass on your Discover & Go account (or make a reservation) and click on the 511 Contra Costa Discover & Go link.
This BART ticket offer is funded 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 Clear Air.
Since its inception in January 2011, Discover & Go has met Contra Costa County Library’s goal of providing access to culture inside and outside of the library by attracting more than 40 Bay Area museum partners and making over 29,000 free cultural visits possible for families with library cards.
Funds to develop Discover & Go were provided by a $45,000 Bay Area Library Information System (BALIS) technology grant. The program was developed by Contra Costa County Library and Quipu Group (quipugroup.com), a library-specific software development and consulting company.
511 Contra Costa is a comprehensive Transportation Demand Management (TDM) program that promotes transportation alternatives to the single occupant vehicle. 511 Contra Costa encourages "green commutes" via the utilization of alternative modes of transportation that improve traffic congestion and improve air quality by maximizing the use of the entire transportation network. For more information visit 511contracosta.org.
Contra Costa County Library serves over 902,000 residents of urban, suburban, and rural communities through 26 community libraries, 3 Library-a-Go-Go book dispensers, and online library services available 24/7 at ccclib.org. As the winner of numerous awards, including the John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Award and two from the American Library Association Office for Information Technology Policy for Cutting-Edge Technology in Library Service, Contra Costa County Library is recognized as a leader among libraries implementing technology to improve service, reduce costs, and deliver on the Library's mission of bringing people and ideas together.