Published March 5, 2003


Thousands of Bay Area employees are commuting to work in vanpools formed with the assistance of RIDES for Bay Area Commuters. Now is a great time to start a new vanpool and take advantage of a new cash incentive RIDES is offering to new vanpools. 

New Vanpool Rewards
RIDES will reward $300 to the first 25 eligible vanpools that are formed between March 1 and September 30, 2003 that stay on the road for three months.  In addition to the incentive award, all new vans will also receive "welcome kits" containing gifts from the California State Automobile Association, coupons from Krispy Kreme Doughnut and more!

Register or Form A Vanpool
Registration is easy and can be done in a few minutes.  Rides can be reached by calling 511.  Simply press "4" and ask to speak to a vanpool consultant.  Employees interested in sharing their commute in a vanpool can also register online at: www.rides.org/main/vanpool.htm.  Once an employee's information is entered, a matchlist of others sharing the commute is just a click away.

Additional Information
Additional information on vanpools and the new incentive program may be obtained from RIDES for Bay Area Commuters by using the contact information below.

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