The multi-jurisdictional traffic congestion-reducing program TRAFFIX has expanded to and San Ramon's Cal High School with the hopes that the jams before and after school will thin out.
The program brings together the town of Danville, San Ramon, Contra Costa County and the San Ramon Valley Unified School District to offer bussing options to alleviate areas where massive congestion is caused by parents taking children to or picking them up from school.
"There's only one way in and out of Monte Vista…and so the pain point for parents driving are much more extreme I think than in areas of San Ramon," said TRAFFIX Program Manager Alex Weis. "There is traffic congestion in San Ramon, but I also think there's some sort of a culture of ridership that has been established in the Danville/Alamo/Diablo area where, in San Ramon, I think there's more of a commute or carpool culture."
TRAFFIX currently buses Danville kids to , , and .
According to the Contra Costa Times Danville's ridership for the program, which runs 16 yellow, diesel busses, was 760 students last year.
Passes cost $275 but it was reported that they sold out for Monte Vista in six hours.
Does your child participate in the TRAFFIX program? Do you see an improvement in congestion in those areas that do utilize it?