Published March 3, 2005


Know anyone who drives alone to work? Why not tell them about the 511 Ridematch Tool. When you refer a friend or colleague to the Rideshare Program before March 31, 2005 and they register using the Ridematch Tool, you'll be eligible to win an iPod mini from Apple.

It's easy to spread the word. If you are already registered in the 511 Ridematch Tool, just access the Tell-a-Friend page at http://rideshare.511.org/rideshare/tell_friend/. Simply provide the names and e-mail addresses of up to five commuters who you think might give ridesharing a try. Your friends will receive an e-mail telling them more about the program and how to use the 511 Ridematch Tool. If you are not already registered and want to register in the 511 Ridematch Tool for the first time, you can sign up at www.rms.rides.org/logonFrame.asp?Referral=1&newUser. Once you are registered, you can begin referring your friends.

Win an iPod
If the person you refer requests to be included in the Ridematch database before March 31, 2005, you will be entered into the drawing to win an iPod. You will receive one entry per referral, so the more people you refer (up to five), the more chances you have to win. Each of your friends who enroll in the program will receive a coupon for Peet's Coffee as well as other helpful rideshare information.

Additional Information
Additional information on ridematching as well as a wide variety of commuting resources is available. Feel free to use the contact information below for details.

Contact Information
Jackie Stiasny
RIDES for Bay Area Commuters
300 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Suite 275, Oakland, California 94612
(510) 273-2070 phone     (510) 622-0201 fax     jstiasny@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