Published February 5, 2004


Hacienda has a number of resources available for your alternative commute. The best way to find out how one of these alternatives can save you time and money is to jump on board and try it out. Hacienda's New Rider program makes this easy by giving you the first ride for free and then adding a little extra incentive to try again!

SJRTD Offers a Truly Smart Alternative
Consider SJRTD's (San Joaquin Regional Transit District) new New Rider program offer. Are you commuting from San Joaquin county? Would you like to travel from Stockton, Manteca or Tracy to Hacienda and make your travel time your own? How would you like to take the trip at a substantial discount? SJRTD has taken a great deal and made it better during the months of February, March and April. Now, not only can new riders try their first ride for free, they can get their first monthly fare at half price during this special promotion. Simply order the SJRTD New Rider program materials at  www.hacienda.org/materials/materials_commute_rider.html and you will receive two New Rider special coupons: one good for a free round trip and the other good for 50% off of your monthly fare for either February, March or April.

New Rider Program
Hacienda sits at the junction of over eight different transit services. If you are interested in trying one of these services, there are a number of incentives to help you get started. Current New Rider Program offerings are listed below. To order, simply follow this link:  www.hacienda.org/materials/materials_commute_rider.html.

You Can't Beat BART      Are you a first-time rider interested in a free ride on the Bay Area's most comprehensive rail system? Simply place your order to request a BART new rider ticket. We will send you a special invitation from BART to try their system with an $8 BART ticket. Bart system information can be found at www.BART.gov.

ACE Your Commute      Direct access from the San Joaquin Valley is yours on the ACE commuter rail system. First-time riders receive a free round-trip ticket and an opportunity to purchase your first monthly pass at half price. Train schedules and rider information are posted at www.AceRail.com.

Try A Trip on SJRTD    Commuters from Stockton, Manteca and Tracy can travel to Hacienda in comfort and style on SJRTD buses. Free round-trip tickets are available for first-time riders. Details on schedules are located at www.SJ-Smart.com.

Express Yourself on Tri-Delta Transit     Tri-Delta Express buses return in March to bring you directly from Antioch, Oakley, Brentwood and Byron (NOTE: watch for an announcement concerning the return of this great service later this month!). New riders can try a free round-trip ride and a two-for-one-discount on their first monthly pass. Service information can be found on-line at: www.TriDeltaTransit.com.

Make the AC Transit Connection     Riders can try AC Transit's new Line M TransBay Express and Line DB (Dumbarton Bridge) TransBay Express services at a discount. Try the first three rides for free under the New Rider program. Information on  schedules and services can be found at www.ACTransit.org.

Free WHEELS Pass
In addition, Hacienda employees and residents are eligible for free WHEELS passes not for just one ride but all the time.  In order to qualify for a pass you need to be either an employee within Hacienda or a resident within one of the following Hacienda residential communities: Archstone, Avila, Siena, Valencia, or Verona. Bus passes entitle the bearer to a free ride to and from work, or to and from home for residents, on all WHEELS lines. WHEELS buses connect the Tri-Valley area to locations throughout Hacienda. WHEELS buses also meet each incoming ACE and BART train during the peak commute hours to shuttle Hacienda employees to their businesses and residents to the respective stations. During off-peak commute hours, WHEELS DART service shuttles passengers to and from the BART station as well as other destinations in the WHEELS service area. WHEELS I-680 express bus service provides a direct link for people commuting between Hacienda and Pleasant Hill/Walnut Creek. Passes may be ordered at:  www.hacienda.org/materials/materials_commute_pass.html.

Additional Resources
Need additional resources to plan and implement your alternative commute? It's easy. We have assembled a huge network of information on all of the above programs and more. For details, simply go to the Transportation section under Resources at www.hacienda.org.

Contact Information
Roberta Paoletti
1533 East Lindsay Street, Stockton, California 95205
(209) 948-5566  Ext. 625   phone    (209) 948-3024   fax     RPaoletti@SJ-SMART.com   e-mail     www.SJ-SMART.com   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