Published February 9, 2012


The 511 traveler information system is seeking input from small business owners (75 or less employees) about the transportation needs of their employees. Business owners are encouraged to complete a survey or participate in one of several focus groups being offered throughout the Bay Area. 511 works with thousands of Bay Area employers by offering free commute assistance and information on alternatives to driving alone.

Focus Group Information
On Wednesday, February 29th from noon to 1:30 pm, a focus group will be held in Hacienda at the Hacienda Owners Association's office located at 4473 Willow Road, Suite 105.  511 representatives will be on hand to gain a better understanding of the transportation needs of employees at small businesses and find ways to improve the 511 products and services provided to small business owners. Focus group attendees will receive lunch and a $25 gift card from Macys. They will also be entered into a drawing for a $100 Office Max gift certificate. If you would like to be considered for participation in a focus group, please register at: http://www.rideshare.511.org/survey/smallbusinessregistration/

Provide Your Input
If you cannot attend a focus group but would still like to provide your input, you are encouraged to participate in the small business online survey. To complete the survey, please visit http://rideshare.511.org/survey/smallbusinesssurvey_LM/ by March 2, 2012. All survey participants are eligible for a drawing for a $25 gift card from Macy's.

Additional Information
Additional information is available on the survey and focus groups as well as the many other programs and services offered by 511. Please refer to the 511 Rideshare Program contact below for details.

Contact Information
LaShawn Martin
511 Regional Rideshare Program
70 Washington Street, Suite 407, Oakland, California 94607
(510) 273-3610  phone     (510) 893-2029  fax     martin@rideshare.511.org  e-mail     www.511.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