Published November 21, 2001


RIDES provides an invaluable commute assistance resource for both commuters and employers. RIDES provides expertise on the use of alternate forms of transportation as well as innovative programs for commute solutions. With their new web site, taking advantage of RIDES' resources has never been easier.

Commute Resources
RIDES provides free transportation information and assistance for the San Francisco Bay Area. RIDES is dedicated to helping commuters find and use alternatives to driving alone. Their most popular program matches riders for carpools and vanpools through a database of commuters interested in ridesharing. Commuters can request a list matching their own commute needs with other commuters registered in the database. With a matchlist, commuters simply contact interested participants to either start or join a carpool or vanpool. You can obtain your matchlist now by following this link: www.hacienda.org/materials/materials_commute_matchlist.html . Other free services offered by RIDES include:

  • Consultations to determine your best commute alternative
  • Assistance in forming your carpool and vanpool
  • Vanpool services and support
  • Information on using diamond lanes, Park & Ride lots, Commuter Check, and more
  • Bicycle information and referrals
  • Assistance to take public transit or telecommute

RIDES Web Site
Rides can provide information on all types of commute alternatives. Their new web site has been updated with a number of new transportation features. The following is a sample of what you can find:

Customized Services
While RIDES services are available to everyone, RIDES has a special program to customize services for individual businesses. RIDES is available to do onsite consultations and promotional fairs for employees. Encouraging employees to use commute alternatives can improve attendance, productivity, and morale at the workplace. As an employer, you can play an important role in helping your employees get to work faster, cheaper, and easier. Check out RIDES expanded web site today or contact RIDES, using the information below, to get started on a better commute right away.

Contact Information
Martin Dooley
300 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Suite 275, Oakland, California 94612
(510) 273-2085 phone     (510) 622-0201 fax     martin@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