Published January 28, 2005


Taking the bus has many time saving advantages. Ride the bus and you'll get to know important people. Like your kids. When you ride the bus to work each day, you'll have more free time to be with the ones you love. Leave the office on time or early and finish working on the bus. Open a laptop and commute time becomes productive time. The Delta Express is a time- and money- saving luxury ride from your home to Hacienda. In addition, Tri-Delta Transit is once again offering their great discount under Hacienda's New Rider Program allowing you a chance to try this service for free.

The Delta Express
Tri-Delta Transit offers a great connection to Hacienda: the Delta Express. The Delta Express is a limited-stop express bus from Eastern Contra Costa County providing twice-daily service Monday through Friday to Hacienda. Residents in Antioch, Pittsburg, Bay Point, Brentwood, Byron, Oakley and Discovery Bay can travel to Hacienda in comfort and style on coaches with great commuting features including: luggage racks, air conditioning, reading lights, reclining seats, armrests and footrests, radio and CD player connections, televisions and VHS players, personal trays, spill-proof mugs, bike racks and a wheelchair lift.

New Rider Program
Hacienda has a number of resources available for your commute. 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 to bring you directly from  Eastern Contra Costa County. 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.

Guaranteed Ride Home
In addition, Hacienda employees and residents are eligible for the Guaranteed Ride Home program which guarantees a quick ride home when unexpected circumstances arise. You can feel comfortable about taking the Delta Express knowing that you will have a ride home in case of an emergency. Enrollment in the Guaranteed Ride Home program is simple. Visit: www.grh.accma.ca.gov to sign up for the program and receive your free voucher for a taxi or car rental.

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
Mike Furnary
Tri-Delta Transit
801 Wilbur Avenue, Antioch, California  94509
(925) 754-6622 x246  phone     (925) 757-2530  fax     mfurnary@eccta.org  e-mail     www.ECCTA.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