Hercules is a city in western Contra Costa County, California. Situated along the coast of San Pablo Bay, it is located
in the eastern region of the San Francisco Bay Area, about 10 miles north of Berkeley.
Public transportation is available through the WestCat bus system. The operator provides local and school buses
throughout Hercules and to the neighboring cities of Rodeo, Pinole, and Richmond among other areas. WestCat also offers
express buses to the county seat at Martinez, the El Cerrito del Norte BART station and the San Francisco Transbay
Terminal. Its major hub is Hercules Transit Center the proposed location of a future Bay Area Rapid Transit station in
BART's 20 year plan.
Primary employers include Bio-Rad Laboratories, and Mechanics Bank.