BART extension opens in Antioch. In May 2018, BART reached deeper into East Contra Costa County with an extension from Pittsburg to Antioch along Highway 4. Antioch riders can now reach downtown Oakland without bus transfers in just over an hour. BART projects that 5,600 people will ride the extension each day during its first year. Learn more.
“ There isn’t that much time for me to do laundry or go grocery shopping on my working days because I'll be too tired.”
Jayson Beslig is one of 29,000 Contra Costa county workers who spend at least three hours commuting to and from work. Five or six days a week, Jayson takes the BART train from his home in Pittsburg to work the graveyard shift as a cabin cleaner at San Francisco International Airport. He is a union member, and receives overtime pay for his 10 or 12 hour shifts and a 50 percent transit discount. Still, he cannot afford to rent a home closer to work and he says that all of his current pay goes to groceries and rent.
Photo: Felix Uribe