Published June 6, 2000


The Hacienda Owners Association is a proud supporter of the Bay Area Air Quality Management District's 2000 Spare the Air program. This important advisory alerts Bay Area residents about those days where their efforts to reduce air pollution can make a substantial difference in regional air quality. This year's program begins June 12th and runs until October 15th. Last year 1,200 Bay Area employers participated in this important air quality effort. These employers helped to educate and inform over 1,000,000 Bay Area employees about Spare the Air. The result: 146,000 vehicle trips and 6 tons of air pollution were eliminated on each Spare the Air Day!

2000 Spare the Air Resources
A number of resources are available to facilitate your participation in the Spare the Air program. The main component of the Spare the Air program is an advisory notice that can be e-mailed or faxed directly alerting participants that a Spare the Air day is going to occur. Spare the Air organizers are encouraging any person interested in the program to sign up individually. Registrants are automatically entered into a drawing for incredible prizes including vacation getaways, bicycles, software and more! New registrations are needed each year so previous participants will need to re-register to continue receiving notifications. Follow this link http://www.customersat.com/sparetheair/registration.html to receive e-mail notices directly:

Businesses are also encouraged to join the Spare the Air program to help provide comprehensive notification services and assistance to their employees. Again, even if an employer participated last year, completing a new registration form for the 2000 campaign will keep you enrolled in the program. Employer enrollment can be found at the following location: http://www.rides.org/sta/reg.html. A number of resources are available for employer participants as well. Reports, references, tool-kits and more are yours as part of the program. An employer toolkit may be found at at  http://www.sparetheair.org/2000/toolbox.htm. You may also order free materials, such as brochures, posters, and incentive items, to support your Spare the Air efforts at  http://www.rides.org/sta/materials.html.

Hacienda Spare the Air Resources
The Hacienda Owners Association would also like to help facilitate your participation in the Spare the Air program. We have a number of special incentives to aid your alternative commute. All materials may be ordered on our web site or by sending e-mail to info@hacienda.org. Resources include:

Free WHEELS Pass
All employees on Hacienda may obtain a free WHEELS pass to use any time on the WHEELS system. This service includes all local buses, valuable links between BART and ACE as well as free access to the I-680 Express bus from Walnut Creek and Pleasant Hill.

BART New Rider Program
Try a ride on BART for free. Simply contact the Association and request a BART new rider package and check out the Bay Areas best rail connection.

Commuters from Stockton, Manteca and Tracy can travel to Hacienda in comfort and style on SMART. Free round-trip tickets are available to first-time riders on request.

Other Regional Resources
Need help planning your commute? Want to know how to get from here to there? Interested in resources that can show you the full range of transportation alternatives available? Try some of the following:

RIDES for Bay Area Commuters
For all your pool needs: RIDES has all the details on carpools, vanpools, bikepools, walkpools and more!

Bay Area Transit Information
If it moves in the Bay Area, Bay Area Transit Information will tell you how to get to it and use it!

Just dial 817-1717 from any area code in the Bay Area to obtain instant commute assistance!

A complete source of transportation information for the Bay Area.

County Connection
Bus service for northeastern Contra Costa County.

BART is the Bay Area's premier rail service delivering passengers directly to Hacienda.

ACE Rail
ACE is your rail connection from the San Joaquin Valley to Pleasanton.

Hacienda's primary bus service provider including all local routes, the I680 Express bus and ACE connections.

Transit service from Stockton, Manteca and Tracy with drop-off locations directly within the park.

Additional Information
A variety of materials are available to employers on all elements of the Spare the Air program. To receive additional information and support materials for the 2000 Spare the Air program please use the contact information below.  

Contact Information
Judi Goldblatt
RIDES for Bay Area Commuters
1333 Broadway, Suite 601, Oakland, California, 94612-9913
(800) 755-7665  phone     (510) 622-0201  fax     judi@rides.org  e-mail     www.rides.org  WWW

Hacienda Owners Association
4473 Willow Road, Suite 105, Pleasanton, California  94588-8570
(925) 734-6500  phone     (925) 734-6501  fax     info@hacienda.org  e-mail     www.hacienda.org    WWW