Richmond Parkway Transit Center
The Richmond Parkway Transit Center or RPTC is a park and ride lot and bus terminal located in Richmond, California. It is named after the adjacent Richmond Parkway. It serves as a transfer point for the WestCAT and AC Transit. It is located on the corner of Richmond Parkway and Blume Drive near the Pinole border and adjacent to Interstate 80 and the Hilltop Plaza shopping center.
- 70 - Appian/Rheem to Richmond BART
- 71 - Carlson/Birmingham Drive to El Cerrito Plaza BART
- 376 - North Richmond (Nighttime only)
- LA - Hilltop to San Francisco (commute trips only)
- 16 - Pinole
- 17 - Bayview
- 18 - Tara Hills
- 19 - Hilltop/Hercules (Saturday service only)
- 30Z - Richmond Parkway - Martinez Amtrak Station half of trips are interlines with JPX.
- JPX - Del Norte BART-Hercules via Pinole Valley Road (some buses continue as/from Route 30Z to Martinez)
- JR - Del Norte BART-Hercules via Richmond Parkway & Blume Drive
As reported in 2006, in the East Bay newspaper the East Bay Express, there are plans to build a transit village at or adjacent to the site. Its purpose is as smart growth and to encourage transit use. It is modeled on the Fruitvale Model (Fruitvale Transit Village) at the Fruitvale BART station in Oakland, California. It is one of many copy-cat projects surrounding BART & Caltrain stations, regional ferry terminals, and Park & Ride lots & Transit Centers. Their purpose is to reduce sprawl and traffic.
In 2016 an ultra light rail service was proposed and supported by the Richmond City Council to connect the center with the city's waterfront (Marina Bay). In 2017 the Metropolitan Transportation Commission mulled expanded parking here to address projected double digit traffic growth in the area through 2040.
- Richmond/Berkeley map, AC Transit website, retrieved February 5, 2008
- WestCat system map Archived 2008-01-26 at the Wayback Machine, WestCat website, retrieved February 5, 2008
- City Council To Discuss Support Of Local Elevated Rail System Company Tuesday, San Francisco Chronicle
- West Contra Costa studying I-80 corridor gridlock solutions, Contra Costa Times
- Transit study seeks alternatives to congested Interstate 80 commute, East Bay Times